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JUNE 17, 1904 -- APRIL 1, 2005

Mildred J. Rudolph Corliss of Bennington, a retired teacher and devoted church member, died Friday in Genesee County Health Facility after a short illness. She was 100.

She was born in Attica and lived in Bennington for more than 80 years. She was a Town of Darien school teacher for two years when she was in her early 20s and was later a homemaker. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ and the church Women's Guild for nearly 80 years. She also was the church organist for more than 35 years.

She was a member of Bennington Senior Citizens, Bennington Home Bureau and the County, State and National Grange for more than 80 years.

In 1924, she married Frederick Rudolph, who died in 1971. Two year later, she married Glenn Corliss, who died in 1975.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Rudolph of Akron and Donald Rudolph of Bennington; two daughters, Myra Phelps of Indian Falls and Lois Pond of Highland Falls; two stepsons, Carroll Corliss of California and Frank Corliss of Batavia; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-granddaughter.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Salem United Church of Christ, Clinton Street, Bennington. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica.


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