Janet C. Kirkland, IHS '57 and Barringer Road Teacher, age 64, Ilion, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2004, at Faxton Health Care, Utica. She was born August 9, 1939 in Utica, the daughter of the late Robert and Pearl McWilliam Kirkland. Ms. Kirkland was a graduate of Ilion High School, LaMoyne College, and received her Master's Degree at Potsdam College. She was employed with the Ilion Central School District, teaching 4th Grade at the Barringer Road School until her retirement in 1995. Janet also served as a trustee with the Village of Ilion from 1979 to 1983, and again in 1987 and 1988. Ms. Kirkland was a member of the Herkimer County Retired Teachers Association, the NYS Retired Teachers Association, and was appointed to the Marion Burrill Scholarship Foundation Review Committee in 2000 at the Ilion High School. Janet is survived her a sister, Roberta Danforth of Ilion; two nieces and their husbands, Sheila and Daniel Brindisi of Whitesboro, Debra and Francis Knowlton of Ilion; a nephew and his wife, Robert and Doreen Danforth of Albany; a great-niece and nephew, Alec and Kaley Brindisi of Whitesboro; and special friends, Edwina and Bernard Anderson and their son, Lawrence of Mohawk. She also leaves many other close friends. Funeral services for Ms. Kirkland will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2004, at 1 p.m. from the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego Street, Ilion, with the Rev. George B. Greene officiating. Interment will be in the Armory Hill Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call Saturday, January 24, 2004, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the Janet C. Kirkland Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Ilion High School, PO Box 480, Ilion, NY 13357. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Dr. Atul Butala, Dr. Eric Yoss, Dr. Kenneth Novak, Dr. Mark Blaker, and Dr. John Crawford and the nurses and their offices, also the staff at Faxton 3rd floor for all the care and compassion given to Janet during her illness. The Ilion Fire Dept. will meet at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home to pay their respects. (January 23, 2004)

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