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Mary Hakes
1940 Ellicottville Alumnus

Mary Ida Hakes Gloff

1922 - 2014

LITTLE VALLEY - Mary Ida Hakes Gloff, 92, of Little Valley, passed away Saturday (Nov. 22, 2014) at the East Side Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.

Born on June 14, 1922, in Franklinville, she was the first child of the late William and Eva Graves Hakes. She was married for almost 47 years to Harold Frank Gloff, who predeceased her in 1993.

Mary graduated from Ellicottville High School, playing trombone throughout her school years. Before meeting Harold through his sister Audrey, she worked at the Borden's milk plant in Little Valley.

Mary was well known for her sewing, creating everything from beautiful wedding dresses and cozy quilts to numerous potholders while also repairing clothing for many. She enjoyed crocheting afghans and doing fine needlework. Her homemade pies were legendary - if you ate at the St. Michael's Lutheran Church stand at the Cattaraugus County Fair in the '60s and '70s, it is likely that Mary made the pie you enjoyed. Mary was a dedicated member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church until its closing and spent many happy hours with the quilters of the church.

Mary is survived by her children, Jean Cruse of O'Brien, Fla., Carol Gloff of Natick, Mass., Wayne (Donna) Gloff of Castile and Kevin (Michelle) Gloff of Brockport. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Robin, Matthew, Tammy, Douglas, Patricia, Jeffrey and Ryan; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty (Fred) Hackett; and two brothers, Richard (Mildred) Hakes and Roger Hakes.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Linda Gloff; her granddaughter, Jennifer Gloff; her sister, Julia Fish; and her son-in-law, Terry Cruse. She was fortunate to have many nieces and nephews and her many friends brought her great joy and comfort.

Mary's funeral service and visitation will take place at the Mentley Funeral Home, 411 Rock City St., Little Valley. Family and friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday (Nov. 26, 2014) from 1 to 2 p.m., at which time a funeral service will be held at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Little Valley Rural Cemetery.

Donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Little Valley Memorial Library, 110 Rock City St., Little Valley, NY 14755; the Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department, 101 Third St., Little Valley, NY 14755.

Published in The Olean Times Herald on Nov. 25, 2014