Georgiana B. Wranesh

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Southern Pines, NC
Georgiana Best Wranesh, age 88, loving wife, mother, sister, friend and avid weaver, knitter and historian. Former Richville and Trout Lake, New York resident, died New Yearâa‚¬a„¢s Day 2011 at Belle Meade in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
Mrs. Wranesh was born September 13, 1922 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to Walter and Alice Best. In 1943 she married Robert Butterworth, who died serving in the Royal Canadian Airforce in WWII. In 1946 she married Joseph Wranesh. They were married for 59 years.
She was the only member of the class of 1940 at Richville Union High School and went on to receive both her BA and M.Ed from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. She taught world history and Canadian studies for 25 years at Gouverneur Central High School in Gouverneur, New York.

She enjoyed more than 30 years of retirement in North Carolina where she enjoyed weaving and playing golf. She was a member of the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines, belonged to the Sandhills Weaving Guild, Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames and Delta Kappa Gamma and the Whispering Pines Country Club.
She is survived by her sister, Betty Smith, brother, Frederick Best, son, Robert Butterworth (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida), daughter Nancy Atwood (Astoria, Oregon)and their spouses Suzan and Robert and 4 grandchildren and 4 great grand children. She is also survived by several brothers and sisters in law and nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service is planned for 10:00 AM on Friday, July 8th at Maple Grove Cemeter
in Richville, New York.
Remembrances may be sent to the Richville, Historical Society, 18 Depot St. Richville, NY 13681,or
the Alzhiemerâa‚¬a„¢s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Powell Funeral Home and Crematory in NC and Green Funeral Home in Gouverneur, NY is assisting the family.

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  1. What a shock when I received a copy of the obituary from my friend MaryBeth Randall Bush back home. Just about a week ago, we were talking about your Mom. I was wondering if anyone came to Trout Lake anymore and how she was doing. It had been so long sinc

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