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Mrs. Marjorie Wilbur, age 92, beloved mother of Connie, Brian, and Scott, died peacefully on May 24, 2009 at her home in Cincinnatus, New York, surrounded by her family. She was born January 14, 1917, in Otego, NY, the daughter of Joseph and Daisy (Thurston) Hyatt. She was married to Alton Wilbur on March 23, 1940, in Otego, New York. Mr. Wilbur died September 12, 1989.
Mrs. Wilbur had been a resident of Cincinnatus for 71 years. She and her husband, Alton, were instrumental and vocal music teachers in the Cincinnatus Central School for 33 years. She was also a private piano teacher of many students as well as an outstanding choral director and piano accompanist. She was a member of the Cincinnatus United Presbyterian Church and was an organist and choir director in the community for over fifty years. She also served as a elder of the church and was very active in many capacities. For many years, she and her husband also operated the Wilbur Guest House, the first bed and breakfast inn in Cortland County.
Mrs. Wilbur was a member of the Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society Internationale, for outstanding woman educators; NYS School Music Association and Music Educators National Conference, American Choral Directors Association, AARP, Central New York Music Teacher Association, Cortland County and New York State Retired Teachers Association, and the Cortland Area Innkeepers Association.
She is survived by one daughter, Constance MacMillan (Alan) of Weatogue, CT, two sons, Brian Wilbur (Christine) of Ithaca, NY and Scott Wilbur (Sharon) of Marietta, GA; four grandchildren, Amanda Wilbur Blauvelt and Nathan Wilbur, Greta MacMillan and Emily MacMillan Rich; fourteen great-granchildren; two step-grandchildren, Jennifer Atkinson and Timothy Brill; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Wilma Bard, Helen Alger, Ruth Ackley, and Florence Bard, and one brother, Paul Hyatt.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 30th, at 11:00 a.m., at the Cincinnatus Presbyterian Church, Birchwood Acres, Cincinnatus, NY. Calling hours will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday May 29th, care of the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, at 5736 Telephone Rd. Extension, Cincinnatus, NY. Donations may be made in her memory to the Cincinnatus Emergency Squad or the Cincinnatus United Presbyterian Church.
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