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Dorothy Baird McClumpha

September 1, 2012
The Leader Herald

Dorothy Baird McClumpha, 97, passed away Tuesday evening, August 28, 2012, at River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam, N.Y.

Born February 19, 1915, in the town of Glen, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Grace Mead Baird.

Dorothy was a graduate of Fultonville High School and Oneonta Teacher's College, and was a certified special education teacher. She taught in two rural schools, Nelliston Elementary, and in the Amsterdam School District. She was a member of the Amsterdam Retired Teachers Association and the New York State Retired Teachers Association.

Dorothy was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. An ex-regent of the Caughnawaga Chapter, NSDAR, she was also a member of the Ex-Regents Club, New York State Organization, NSDAR.

Dorothy was a member and elder of the Florida Reformed Church. She also served on the board of Montgomery Transitional Services and was a member of the Labora Club at Minaville.

Dorothy married Gilbert McClumpha on August 28, 1943, and resided in the Town of Florida; Gilbert passed away July 15, 1983. Dorothy is survived by two sons, Charles McClumpha and Chester McClumpha (Marie), of the town of Florida; and a daughter, Margaret Hampson of Amsterdam; three grandchildren, Patricia McClumpha (Joseph), Corrine Holloway (Tim), and Todd Hampson (Tracy); and five great-grandchildren, Skye and Shea Holloway, and Daniel, Natalie, and Luke Hampson. Several cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at noon at the Riley Mortuary Inc., 110 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY.

Interment will follow at the Chuctanunda Cemetery in Minaville, N.Y.

Relatives and friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the funeral service at the Riley Mortuary.

Memorial gifts in Dorothy's name may be made to the Florida Reformed Church, 6255 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010.

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