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Elaine R. Widmann

Elaine R. Widmann of Stone Ridge, formerly of Scotchtown, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2011 in Rhinebeck. She was 94. Elaine was born on March 20, 1917 in Munnsville, the daughter of Rex and Minerva (Lyons) Rosenkrans.


She was predeceased by her husband of thirty five years, David G. Widmann. Mr. Widmann died in 1985.


Elaine had been a school teacher for most of her life. She taught 2nd grade in the Pine Bush School District and later retired in 1977. She was a member of the Scotchtown Presbyterian Church and was active with their choir.


Elaine is survived by her daughter, Carol E. Schultz and son-in-law Eugene of Stone Ridge. Her grandsons: US Army Captain Joseph Schultz and his wife Emily of Fort Riley, KS and David Schultz of Kerhonkson. She also has several nieces and nephews. Elaine was predeceased by her sister, Irene Brooks.


Visiting hours will be held Friday, May 6th from 2-4 & 6-8pm at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson. Funeral Services will be celebrated on Saturday the 7th 10am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Stone Ridge.


In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Elaine’s name to the Scotchtown Presbyterian Church, 367 Blumel Rd, Middletown, NY 10941.

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Pat Becker Sling - May 19th, 2011 at 8:44am - Email
I am so sorry for your loss. My mom taught with Elaine back in the 70's. I believe it was at the Bloomingburg School. Then later at Circleville School. I got introduced to her by my mom, Gen Becker. My condolences. Please let me know if there is anything I do. Pat Sling

Diane Memmelaar Genender - May 6th, 2011 at 4:10pm - Email
Mrs. Widmann was my third grade teacher in the 1969-1970 school year and always remained my favorite teacher. One of my greatest memories of her was teaching me to knit during recess. Also, after reading a story in class, she had us write a letter to the author and we recieved a personalized reply from him on note paper with one of his illustrations which still hangs in my parents' house. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Leslie Campilonga - May 6th, 2011 at 12:21pm - Email
Mrs. Widmann was my second grade teacher and I will always remember her fondly. She was a wonderful teacher and a lovely person. I was sad to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family at this difficult time. God Bless you Mrs Widmann!

Mary Ann Steenburgh and Christine S. Mahoney - May 5th, 2011 at 11:37am - Email
So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Sam and Lil Connolly - May 5th, 2011 at 6:32am - Email
Have some wonderful memories of Elaine. Some of our fond memories were of days visiting her when she would play the piano and we would sing hymns. She was forever a teacher and often reminded us to "assert" ourselves. Rest in peace Elaine.

Christine Berg - May 4th, 2011 at 5:23pm - Email
Carol, Elaine meant so much to me and to Danny. We feel so blessed to have known her. She was ever the teacher - quizzing Danny on his math facts or sharing stories with me, from one teacher to another. She was such a sweet, compassionate, caring woman. We will miss her terribly.

Linda Falk - May 4th, 2011 at 1:28pm - Email
Hi Carol, I began teaching in 1974 at the newly opened Circleville Elementary School, Grade 2. Your mother was a lovely, gracious lady, and an excellent teacher. She helped me very much that first hectic year! At Easter, she did a beautiful display for our library showcase - of exquisite eggs that you made. She was so proud of you! I will always remember her.

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