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Jennie T Setzer
August 3, 1927 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Jennie T. Setzer, 94, of Lacona, NY passed away peacefully on June 8, 2022. Jennie was born and raised in Kingsley, PA, to parents Clyde and Elizabeth Tiffany. She was the 7th of 5 brothers and 4 sisters, all of whom pre-deceased her, as did one sister-in-law. In Kingsley, Jennie met and married the love of her life, Edson A. Setzer, who passed away in 1960. Because Ed worked for GLF, the couple moved from town to town nearly yearly. During their travels, they produced three children: Vivian Setzer, Jean (Chris) Dryja, and Edson (Lorice) Setzer. Jennie’s family grew to include 3 grandchildren: Stephen (Lindsey) Dryja, Daniel (Elizabeth) Dryja, Marisa (Sean) Ryan, and 6 great-grandchildren.
After her husband died, Jennie went to work as a babysitter briefly, but soon went to work for the Blount Lumber Company in Lacona, NY, as a switch board operator, a job she held for twenty-nine and a half years. Jennie’s retirement lasted almost a year before she did a favor and stepped in to babysit for Ethan. That favor launched a second career as a certified Day Care Provider, a career that lasted for 20 years. Jennie dearly loved her Littles and they loved her, too.
Beyond her love of family and the Littles, Jennie had two other abiding passions: one church, the other scouting. Jennie went to church as a child going to Sunday school in Kingsley. Even though the denominations may have changed as they moved about, her faith never did. Starting in 1960, the United Methodist Church of Sandy Creek was her faith center up to and including ZOOM services. Jennie served on multiple church committees, but she especially enjoyed the Trustees and chairing Ye Olde Church Faire. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, participated in the knitting group, the Backpack Project and Bible study classes.
Jennie’s time with the Boy Scouts of America began when a friend asked her to be a Cub Scout Den Leader, promising her that it was only an hour a week. Jennie found her niche in scouting as an adult scout leader and teacher, especially involved in day camp and then Wood Badge Training. She received the Silver Beaver Award in the Boy Scouts of America, one of scouting’s highest awards for adult volunteers.
In her spare time, Jennie also enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and Vernon Downs. Hers was a life well lived. We will miss her.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the United Methodist Church of Sandy Creek.