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Obituary - Norma Mae (Winans) Berkner

Written By The Mountain Eagle on 2/29/24 | 2/29/24

Norma Mae (Winans) Berkner, of the Hamlet of Pine Grove, Town of Broome, NY, passed away peacefully at her home on February 25, 2024.

Norma was born January 8, 1924 on the "Edge Wood" farm on the hillside overlooking Livingstonville, off of Mattice Road.  She was the daughter of Clarence Melvin Winans and Bessie (Ellis) Winans.  Norma attended school at the school house in Livingstonville and graduated from Middleburgh Central School in 1942.  She married Heinz Karl Berkner on September 21, 1943 and they purchased and started their family farm in 1944 located on Pine Grove Road, now Pine Bush Road, in the Town of Broome.  Here they raised their family and Norma lived for 80 years until her passing.  She worked on the family farm beside Heinz and also as a keypunch operator at the Army Depot in Schenectady.  Norma was a lifelong member of the Livingstonville Methodist Church, an avid reader and gardener and loved her flowers. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.  

Survivors include her  daughters: Barbara (Clarence) Terrell of Greenville and Doralee Mickle of Middleburgh; her son: Norman Berkner of Greenville; her grandchildren: Dale (Nancy) Terrell of Pine Grove, Bruce (Robin) Terrell of Thompsonville, PA, Keith (Lynette) Terrell of Rensselaerville, Michael (Nancy) Terrell of Pine Grove, Serina Metzscus of Dyer, In., Melissa Berkner of Morris, Ill., Denise Payne of East Durham, Jamie (Matthew) Henzler, Fultonville; and many, many great and great-great grandchildren.  

She was predeceased by her husband: Heinz, her parents: brother Cecil Winans and sister Hilda Cooke; her daughter-in-law: Charlotte Berkner; her son-in-law: Terry Mickle and her grandson-in-law: Glenn Payne.

Family and Friends are invited to her funeral service at 11:00AM on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC., 134 River Street, in Middleburgh NY.  Interment will follow the service in Pine Grove Cemetery, on Pine Bush Road, Middleburgh.  A reception will follow at Teter Hall, next door to the Livingstonville Firehouse.

Memorial donations are requested in Norma's honor to the Livingstonville Community Church, care of Brenda Ferraro-Hanson Livingstonville Community Church, c/o Brenda Ferraro-Hanson, PO Box 350 Middleburgh, NY 12122

Please visit www.coltrainfuneralhome@midtel.net to share online condolences with Norma’s family.

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