Elizabeth Ann Tefft, 75 of Oxford, born July 22, 1938, passed away on May 24, 2014 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, following a brief, but difficult illness.
She was predeceased by her parents, James R. and Naomi (Blanford) Tefft and her step siblings, Margaret, Alice and Phillip Tefft. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and David Seaman; her brother and sister-in-law William R. and Blanche Tefft; as well as twelve nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. She will be especially missed by her great nephew Cody.
Ann retired from 30+ years of working in the newborn nursery at Lourdes Hospital, where she had a very special touch with the babies. In retirement she was a daycare provider and an Oxford School crossing guard. She loved to crochet, especially making afghans for her nieces and nephews and other family and friends. She loved animals, especially her cat Tasha.
The family would like to thank her niece, Rebecca Tefft, for the loving care and compassion she provided Auntie Ann over the last few years. Becky was the last in a long line of family caregivers to assist Ann.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford, with Rev. Allen Lang officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Oxford. Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home on Thursday from 12:00 noon until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oxford Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 172, Oxford, NY 13830.