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Death and Birth Notices

KELLEY — Joyce B. Kelley, 77, died Oct.10, 2011, after a long battle with cancer. Upon her request, there are no services.

BRIGGS — Richard H. Briggs, 62, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died Oct. 12, 2011, from injuries sustained in a farming accident. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
MURPHY — Margaret Evelyn Murphy, 87, died Oct. 12, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Calvary Baptist Church, corner of Steger and Preble Road, Preble. Interment will follow in McGraw Cemetery, McGraw. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday.
YACAVONE — Helen V. Yacavone, 91, of 11 Vernon Drive, Cortland, N.Y., died Oct.12, 2011. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.

BRIGGS — Richard H. Briggs, 62, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died Oct. 12, 2011, as a result of a farming accident. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.
BURLEIGH — Ella M. Burleigh, 76, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 8, 2011, at the Quality Care Nursing Home in Lebanon, Tenn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Cortland. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday prior to Mass, in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.
KNAPP — Jane Glezen Lee Knapp died Oct. 10, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Hall, Cincinnatus. Arrangements are in the care of K.L. Sharp Funeral Home.
MURPHY — Margaret Murphy, 87, of Little York, N.Y., died Oct. 12, 2011, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.
MYERS — Edward M. “Boppie” Myers, 60, of Marathon, N.Y., died Oct. 11, 2011. A memorial service will be held Saturday, at 4 p.m. at the Marathon United Methodist Church. Friends may call at the church from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
YACAVONE — Helen Yacavone of Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 12, 2011. Arrangements will be announced by Riccardi Funeral Home when complete.

BUTLER — Florence E. Butler, 66, formerly of Cortland and Syracuse, N.Y., died Oct. 10, 2011, at the home of her niece and nephew in Homer. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 10 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
KNAPP — Jane Glezen Lee Knapp, 97, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died Oct. 10, 2011, at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

MEDEIROS — Linda Medeiros died Oct. 7, 2011, at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville, N.C. A memorial service will be held at All Souls Cathedral, Asheville, N.C., at 2 p.m. Wednesday. There will be no calling hours.
SEVERANCE — Maria (Mary) Helena Kohne Severance, 71, died Sept. 27, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas. A private graveside service was held Tuesday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

BIVIANO — Virginia R. “Ginny” Biviano, 64, of 13 Northcliffe Road, Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 7, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland. Burial will be private. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel prior to services.
BURLEIGH — Ella Burleigh, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died in Lebanon, Tenn. Arrangements will be announced by Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland, when complete.
LUDLOW — Nellie Ludlow, 89, of Evergreen Street, Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 7, 2011, at her home. Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow at Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior.

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