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Anna C. Lawton Cary, 87, a longtime Forestville resident, died Tuesday (Dec. 21, 1999) in Lake Shore Health Care Center, Irving, after a long illness.

Born Anna C. Schneider in the Town of Villenova, she was one of 12 children. She was a 1931 graduate of Forestville High School.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post 953, Forestville, and a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Forestville Fire Department.

The mother of five, she was the widow of Roy F. Lawton, who died in 1944. Her second husband, James Thacher Cary, died in 1969.

Surviving are two sons, Roy E. Lawton of Silverdale, Wash., and David A. Lawton of Cassadaga; 14 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Rose of Lima Church, 9 Center St. Burial will be in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

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