Iseabell M. VanDusen


Aug. 24, 1926 - Jan. 27, 2020



     Thursday, January 30, 2020
     2-4 & 7-9 p.m.

     Treusdell Funeral Home
     65 S. Main Street
     Friendship, NY


Funeral Services:

     Friday, January 31, 2020
     1:00 pm

     United Church of Friendship      

Iseabell M. VanDusen

Iseabell M. VanDusen, 93 of 6679 Co. Rd. 20, passed away Monday, January 27, 2020 at the Steuben Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Bath, NY, following a lengthy illness. Born August 24, 1926, in Nile, NY, she was the daughter of Bert and Myrtle Gavitt Cook. On November 1, 1944 in Nile, she married George R. Burch who predeceased her on March 23, 1996. On August 10, 2001 in Friendship, she married Elmer G. VanDusen who predeceased her on September 26, 2002.

Iseabell had grown up in Friendship and had resided in the town all of her life. She attended Friendship Central School . For a period of 5 years she was a clerk at the Friendship Red and White Grocery Store. At this time she married George R. Burch and from 1951 to 1955 was a multiple winder at Acme Electric Corp. in Cuba. For a year she drove milk truck for Friendship Diaries. During this time she made hand shaped butter, selling it in the area.

Iseabell had a love for all kinds of antiques such as cookbooks and dishes among other things. She enjoyed traveling, watching TV and yard sales.

She was a member of the United Church of Friendship of which she had been secretary for many years and member of the Friendship Daughters of the Revolutionary War.

Surviving are two step sons, John (Denise) VanDusen of Delancy, NY and James (Denise) Walker of Walton, NY; three step daughters, Georgia (Allen) Merrill of Crystal Beach, Canada, Catherine (James) McDaniels of Santa Fe, NM and Mary Guslafson of Tucson, AR; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren; and cousins, Linda (Mark) Fitzgerald of Bath, NY and Charles (Janette) Gavitt of Canisteo.

Iseabell was predeceased by, her step father, Norman Geary; a daughter Anna Mae Torrence; and her sister, Mildred Ribble.

Friends may call at the Treusdell Funeral Home, Friendship 2-4 and 7-9 pm Thursday. January 30, 2020. Funeral services will be held the following day on Friday January 31, 2020 at the United Church of Friendship at 1:00 pm. The Rev. Kirk Kirch, Pastor will officiate and burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Church of Friendship. Online condolences may be made by clicking the button below.





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