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Betty Jane McCheyne

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Posted: Monday, March 5, 2012 11:19 am


Betty Jane McCheyne, 79, passed peacefully on Saturday, February 25, at Cayuga Medical Center after suffering a stroke. Born in Trumbulls Corners in 1933, Betty grew up the youngest of seven children of James and Violet Wilkins on the family farm in Interlaken. In 1953 she married John McCheyne (1931- 1997). They raised their five children in her home town. Following careers as a beautician, school bus driver, and school aide, she retired in 1998. Betty is predeceased by her husband, John, and her son John (1954-2008). Surviving her are her daughters, Cindy Vanisi of Inglewood, California, Sandy McIntire (Charles) of Greenville Mississippi, and sons Gary McCheyne (Beth) and Dennis McCheyne (Elizabeth) of Interlaken; 15 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the Interlaken Reformed Church, Saturday, March 3.