Obituaries

EAST BERNE — Beverly Simmons liked to think of herself as a “tough broad,” her family said, and, in her last years, she needed to be.

Following a long illness, Beverly (née Kelsch) Simmons died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. She was 60.

Eugene R. Lemmerman, a man who gave the world and his family a legacy of service, faith, and love through example, died on Monday, July 28, 2014, after a brief illness, surrounded by family.  He was 89.   

KNOX — When it came to parenting, Elizabeth Shedina stood by her convictions, but the flowers in her vase changed with the seasons.

Elizabeth J. (née Kolb) Shedina died at her home on Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was 91.

ALTAMONT — Cecile A. Meyers, a woman who always kept busy, died on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Lecanto, Florida. She was 76.

GUILDERLAND — Virginia Flansburg, a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Manor at Guilderland Center. She was 75.

She was born and raised in Albany, New York, the daughter of the late Henry and Kathleen Richardson.

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