Emmaline Galliher

Emmaline GalliherEmmaline Mae Rueter Galliher, 88, of Rushville, formerly of Vermont, died at 1 p.m. May 17, 2010, at her home.

She was born March 19, 1922, in Quincy, a daughter of Otto and Mae Augustine Rueter. She married John A. Galliher on Feb. 3, 1936, in Quincy. He preceded her in death on May 13, 1992.

She also was preceded in death by two sisters, Martinus Straub and Ethel Beedle; and one brother, Earl Rueter.

Surviving are four daughters, Mary L. Padgett of Holiday, Fla., Bonnie K. (and George) Bedenbender of Rushville, Susan M. Galliher of Burke, Va., and Debra A. (and Al) Smith of Laurel, Md.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a housewife.

During World War II, prior to her marriage, she was employed at an ammunitions manufacturing plant in Quincy.

She was a member of United Methodist Church in Vermont for over 30 years.

Since moving to Rushville in 1992, she was a member of Women of the Moose Lodge #506, a volunteer with Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center and wrapped bandages at Culbertson Memorial Hospital, all in Rushville.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Pastor David Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Vermont Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to MDH Hospice.

Condolences may be sent to www.woodfh.net.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/19/2010