KNOX — Whanda Shedina knew hard work not just as a means of getting by, but for its pleasure and beauty.

GUILDERLAND — Blanche M. Pratt, the former owner of Candy Kraft Candies, died on Sunday, March 22, 2015. She was 96.

Mrs. Pratt was born in New Jersey, but grew up on a working farm on Curry Road. She graduated from Draper High School in Rotterdam.

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