Josephine E Colburn

Josephine Elizabeth Jacobs Colburn, 87, of Burlington Flats, NY passed away Monday January 8, 2018 in Cooperstown, NY.

Josephine was born on December 16, 1930 on Christian Hill in Fly Creek, NY the daughter of the late Charles Eugene and Myrtie Thompsons Jacobs. In addition to her parents, she was pre deceased by her husband Kenneth S. Colburn Sr in 2001, a daughter Carol Riordan in 1989, a grandchild Amanda Lynn Walton in 1991, a sister, and 3 brothers.

She is survived by a son Kenneth S. Colburn Jr (Joanne Kighton-Chamberlain) of Mount Upton, daughters Janice Smith (Nick Costello) of Montrose PA, Donna Rowe of Burlington Flats, Rose Walton (Kellie) of New Berlin, Lois Colburn (Dan Miller) of Webster FL, a brother Fred Jacobs of Deansboro NY, a sister Helen Thompson of Fayetteville PA, grandchildren Julie, Paul, Brian, Mark, Daniel, Jessica, Rebecca, Michelle, Monica, Corrine, Ashley, Matthew, 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special friend and companion Louis “Louie” Mayne of Burlington Flats.

Josephine was a lifetime resident of the area. She was devoted to her family, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Many years ago, she and Ken raised goats, and ponies. She was also well known for her crafts which included wind chimes, knitting, and crocheting. Most people knew her for her dishrags, and hats. More recently, she and Louie traveled the area attending church functions, dinners, craft shows, and special times with his family. They also delivered meals on wheels.

Calling hours will be 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday January 12th at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. on Saturday January 13th at the funeral home with Pastor Jay Henderson officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow services at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church. Donations may be made to Friends of Bassett C/O Gall Bladder Surgery/Education (Josephine Colburn) 1 Atwell Road Cooperstown, NY 13326.

4 thoughts on “Josephine E Colburn”

  1. Even though we would like to be with all of you at this difficult time, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  2. We were so sorry to just learn of Josie’s passing. We first met her and Ken when they used to set up their booth at the Otsego County Maple Festival every fall at the Morris Fairgrounds. We still have some of their windchimes hanging on our front porch. I don’t remember how many we bought from them over the years, or bartered, as we sometimes traded our maple syrup for the chimes. Josie was a wonderful lady and we always enjoyed visiting with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family at this time. Remember your special memories with her as they will keep her close to you.

  3. To my childhood friend and classmate, Kenny and Family – Please accept my sympathies on the passing of your Mother. Hold the happier times close at heart and you will remember her forever.

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