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Mary A. Rappleye

March 27, 1928 — November 4, 2023

Mary A. Rappleye

Age 95, of Watkins Glen, passed away November 4, 2023.

She was born March 27, 1928, the daughter of Clyde and Lula Wheaton. She graduated from High School in Odessa.  Mary formerly worked at the A&P Plant in Horseheads and later discovered her passion working at AIM Independent Living Center in Corning, where she enjoyed helping the elderly. Her presence brightened the lives of those around her.  

She was predeceased by her sons James, Gary, Donald and Kevin Rappleye; and brothers Clyde and Fred Wheaton.  She is survived by her sons John (Peg) Rappleye of Monterey, Winston “Charlie” (Marlene) Rappleye of Watkins Glen; daughter-in-law Bonnie Rappleye of Watkins Glen; sister-in-law Clara Wheaton of Montour Falls; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

A graveside memorial service will be held at the Montour Cemetery (bottom entrance, first driveway) on Wednesday (Nov. 15th) at 1:00pm.  A reception and time to share memories will follow at the Monterey Fire Department.  You may share condolences or leave a memory of Mary in her obituary at

Arrangements with Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. 

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

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