Trumansburg- Anita M. McFall lifelong resident of Trumansburg passed away at Beechtree Care Center on Thursday, (February 13, 2014) at the age of 83.
The family will be present to receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, (February 17, 2014) at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Trumansburg. Funeral Services will immediately follow at Noon, at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date in Grove Cemetery.
The family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Anita's memory to kindly consider Tompkins County SPCA, 1640 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 or the American Legion Post # 770, PO Box 456, Trumansburg, N.Y. 14886 or the Alzheimer's Association , 441 West Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, N.Y. 13217 or the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd, Suite 300, Frisco TX, 75034.
Anita was born in Ithaca on May 25, 1930 a daughter of the late Howard and Marjorie (Slaught) Smith. She enjoyed spending time outside tending to her flower gardens, growing strawberries, and watching for hummingbirds. Anita spent summers boating on Cayuga Lake with friends and family and spending winters in Bokeelia, Florida with her husband, Walt. She worked countless hours on a variety of knitting and embroidery projects, sharing the finished products with family and friends. Anita devoted her life to her family. Her generous and loving spirit will be deeply missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Anita is survived by her husband of 66 years, Walter McFall; three sons, Gary (Cheryl), Mark (Linda), and Robin (Teri) McFall; one daughter, Susan (Richard) Wyckoff; a brother, Roger Smith; a sister-in-law, Barbara Smith Redman; 8 grandchildren, Todd (Kimberly) and Craig (Pam) Wyckoff, Bryan (Julie) McFall, Brandy (Charles) Paulich, Chad McFall, Sara (John) McFall Petrilla, Kyle (Angie) and Katie McFall; and eleven great-grandchildren, Courtney and Cassie Wyckoff, Matthew, Nicolas, and Laura Wyckoff, Benjamin McFall, Hailey McFall, Autumn and Grace McFall Petrilla, Ivy McFall, and Bryce Zdyb.
In addition to her parents, Anita was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Smith; and sister, Edith Crumb.
For additional information, please contact the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St, Trumansburg at 1-888-534-5446 or www.ness-sibley.com.