Ione M. Taft, 96, of Kingston

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBIT­U­AR­IES -

Ione M. Taft, of Main Street, died Fri­day, Nov. 11, 2016, at home. She was 96.

She was born in Mid­dle­town, Ohio, a daugh­ter of the late Casper and Jean Gai­ley Noell.

A tex­tile de­signer, she worked for HM Tex­tile in New York City prior to rais­ing her fam­ily.

Her hus­band, Dr. Richard Taft, died on Oct. 25, 1994.

Sur­viv­ing are two daugh­ters, Mar­garet (Margo) Bea­man and her hus­band John of Kingston; Donna Coyner and her hus­band Robert of Lynch­burg, Va.; two step­sons, Robert Taft of Glens Falls and Wil­liam Taft of Florida; and a sis­ter, Jane Fitzger­ald and her hus­band Harry of Seat­tle, Wash. Seven grand­chil­dren, Shawn, Kirk and Lee Man­ning, Michelle Therin, Ja­son and Robert Coyner and Tara Casadone; nine great-grand­chil­dren; and nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

En­trusted to the care of A. Carr & Son Fu­neral Home, 65 Lu­cas Ave., Kingston, where friends will be re­ceived on Tues­day from 2to4and6­to8p.m.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be con­ducted at the fu­neral home on Wed­nes­day at 10 a.m.

In­ter­ment will fol­low in Mount Hope Ceme­tery, Ti­con­deroga, N.Y. Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be di­rected to Hud­son Val­ley Hospice, 374 Vi­o­let Ave., Pough­keep­sie, N.Y. 12601, or Ulster County SPCA, 20 Wiedy Road, Kingston, N.Y. 12401.

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