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Obituary - Rosemary (Hills) Niles

Rosemary (Hills) Niles

Date of Passing: October 22nd, 2008

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In lieu of flowers or arrangements, memorial contributions in Rosemary's name may be made to the First Baptist Church, West Edmeston.

Rosemary (Hills) Niles, 80, of West Edmeston, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday October 22, 2008 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown. She was born June 17, 1928 in Norwich, NY, the daughter of the late Dewane B. and Ruby C. (Eells) Hills. She married John T. Niles on March 28, 1948. Rosemary was a member of the First Baptist Church in West Edmeston. She was a beloved "Mom" too many, but especially to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family was the center of her life. She also loved to cook and study the Bible. Rosemary is survived by her loving husband, John T. Niles and her sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne Niles, David and Susan Niles, Stephen and Bronwen Niles, Niles Roger and Jamie McCall, Daniel and Ellen Niles, Stanley and Elvira Niles, Timothy Niles, and grandchildren with greatgrandchildren Kimber and Tim Pritchard with Clay, Paul and Rosemarie, David Niles, Jr., Benjamin Niles with son Noah, Michele Davis, Carol and Steven Lewis, Colan and Heather Niles with Briana and Kaylan, Christopher Niles, Regina Niles, Matthew Urben, Amanda and John Griffing with Claire and Andrew, Thomas Urben with son Alexander, Jordan and Derek Niles. Friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2008 at the First Baptist Church, 134 West Edmeston Rd, Edmeston, phone 855-7540. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2008, at the First Baptist Church, 134 West Edmeston Rd, Edmeston, with Pastor Don Buck officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family at the graveside in the West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne. The family wishes to thank the staff at Bassett Healthcare for their care and kindness to Rosemary during her illness. Funeral arrangements are by Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville.


To the Niles Family: I remember dear Rosemary being such a very humble, petite, soft-spoken, devoted and extremely kind lady. One memory I have is that Rosemary gave my Mother, Linda Reese, a recipe that my Mom would make over and over and over again which we never did tire of. It was so delicious! I do not recall the name of the salad, but it was made with yellow jello, bananas, marshmallows, crushed pineapple, cream cheese and white cheddar cheese. My Mother would entertain and serve this salad in a square on a bed of lettuce as an appetizer quite often. People so enjoyed it. I hope you all have a recipe of Rosemary's to carry on to each generation. I know she will be missed by all of you. May you know and believe that she is at peace with her Heavenly Father and that we will all see her again one day. Bless all of you as you grieve and miss your wife, your Mother, your grandmother and your friend. My prayers are with each of you.
Cynthia Mathews Port

Dear John and family, I read in the Sherburne News about dear Rosemary advancement to heaven. It brought back so many memories. I enjoyed the times of fellowship with you in the past. I have stayed in touch with Steve & Bronwren and so proud of their service to God. Lean on the Lord as He is the Father of ALL COMFORT. I am moving East to Charleston, W VA the 1st of the year. Caring in Christ, Linda Reese
Linda Reese

I will always have you in my heart Grandma.. I love you.
Michele Davis