Minnie Violet Case, a former resident of Cuba, N.Y. passed away January 21, 2023 at the Cuba Memorial Hospital under Comfort Care.
Born February 26, 1935, she was the second child of the late Delbert and Maude Hewitt-LaFever of West Clarksville. She was named after both of her grandmothers, Minnie German-LaFever and Violet Phoenix-Hewitt.
At only 8 years old, Minnie was separated from her family and went to live and work on a neighbor’s farm for four years due to the economic woes her family faced during the Depression.
Still, she faithfully attended public school, proudly graduated from Richburg Central School in 1953. She had always wanted to become a teacher, but couldn’t afford to go to college. Instead, she worked and waited for the love of her life to return home to her from the Korean War Conflict.
In August of 1954, she married Russel Case of Cuba, and they lived in the house which he had built prior to the war. A true-to-life love story, the two were definitely made for each other. Minnie was a dedicated wife and loving mother who thoroughly enjoyed her role in life. She was committed to being a stay-at-home-mom, believing in the value of “being there” for her children. She also labored by her husband’s side 49 years, which included her working with him in his woodshop. When asked what she had enjoyed the most out of her life, she simply replied, “singing and dancing with Russ”. A part of Minnie was lost when Russ died in 2003.
Minnie remained in her house until after she was diagnosed with MID- Vascular Dementia.
Fearing the thought of living alone with numerous challenges, she chose to remarry in 2011 to Mr. Monty Jennings of Belmont, whom she also served. A godly woman that always gave of herself for the sake of others; she desired nothing more than to please Jesus her Savior.
Minnie is survived by her two daughters, Dolores (Charles) Klein of Bliss, N.Y. and Jeannette (Bill) Sylor of Angelica; her five grandchildren: Adam, Andrew, and Jacob Klein; Michelle Sylor-Maupin, and Amanda Sylor- Bennett ; six great-grandchildren: Guillaume Maupin, Noelle Maupin, Pascal Maupin, Alice Bennett, Matthew Bennett, and Grace Bennett. She is also survived by one sister, Clasa Brundage of Angelica, N.Y.; two sister-in-laws, Donna Case of Cuba and Beatrice LaFever of Springville; several nieces and nephews; numerous cousins; some dear old friends, including Katy Harbeck; and Mr. Jennings.
In addition to her first husband and parents, Minnie was predeceased by her older sister, Betty Hosmer- Boryszewski , and two brothers, David LaFever and James LaFever.
Friends may call at the Mark Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street Cuba on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 10-11:00 A.M. at which time funeral services will be held. The Rev. Bill Sylor, Minnie’s son in law, will officiate.
Her body will be laid to rest in the West Clarksville Cemetery, marked by the heart shaped tombstone which Minnie herself designed.
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