Sunday, June 12, 2016

Obituary: Anna C. Babcock, 101, Wellsville

WELLSVILLE — Anna C. Babcock, 101, formerly of 15 Hamilton St., passed away on Friday, (June 10, 2016) at Highland Park Healthcare Center, following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 12, 1915, in Silver Springs, the daughter of Michael Kovka and Anna (Kicza) Cook. On Jan. 8, 1938, in Portageville, she married William Babcock, who predeceased her on Sept. 4, 1984. Anna was a 1935 graduate of Geneseo Normal School. She moved to Wellsville in 1946, where she and Bill owned and operated the Wellsville Dry Cleaners for many years. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, traveling with the senior citizens. She has resided at Manor Hills for the past four years. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Gail Moynihan and her husband Michael, Sally Faugh and her husband Ronald, J. Michael Cook and his wife Gail, Brian Cook, Kathy Cook and her husband Mark, Alan Cook and Craig Cook; 10 grandnieces and grandnephews; a great-grandniece; and a sister-in-law, Lois Nunweiler. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; a sister, Mary Goff; two brothers, Frank and Michael Cook; and a niece. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery in Portageville. The family asks memorial donations be considered to the Emerald Hook & Ladder Company No. 3 or the Immaculate Conception School. To leave online condolences, visit