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January 5, 2012

Edith E. Kracht of Napanoch, NY, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. She was 85.

Born on November 30, 1926 in South Fallsburg, NY, she was the daughter of Willard and Hattie (Avery) Kracht.

Edith worked as a telephone operator for the Pioneer Telephone Co. for 50 years. She was a former member of the Ellenville Seniors and she loved animals, especially dogs.

She is survived by her sisters Marion Stackhouse of White Lake, NY and Gertrude Miller of Ellenville, NY; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Edith is predeceased by her sister Mildred DePuy; and brothers Edward, Willard Jr., Melvin, Robert and Charles Kracht.

Visitation and a celebration of her life was held on Friday, December 30 at Loucks Funeral Home, 79 N. Main St., Ellenville. Burial was at Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the UCSPCA, 20 Wiedy Rd., Kingston, NY 12401.