G. Josephine Munsee Myers, age 96, formerly of Wattsburg and Waterford, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 in Crystal River, FL where she resided with her son and daughter-in-law. Born in Cambridge Springs on May 14, 1921, she was daughter of the late Claude and Hazel Alverson Chaffee.
Josephine was a homemaker who was predeceased by two husbands: Lawrence Munsee, whom she married in 1941 and who died in 1981, and then Morse Myers who died in 1995. She formerly belonged to the Arbuckle Alliance Church, and in Florida, the Inglis First Baptist Church.
Family members include her three sons: Dale Munsee and wife Pat of Wattsburg, Charles Munsee and wife Christine of Crystal River, FL, and James Munsee and wife Dorothy of Appomattox, VA; her step-children: Marlene Kibbe of St. Cloud, FL, Charlotte Niemeyer and husband Roger of Wattsburg, Gaye Newcomer of Erie, and Robert Myers and wife Donna of Waterford; and 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Those preceding her in death include an infant son, her sister Pauline Chaffee, her grandson Christopher Munsee, her foster son Michael McGurn, and her brother Russell Chaffee and wife Helen of Erie.
Friends are invited to calling hours at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and may attend the funeral service there Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Douglas Byrne of Arbuckle Alliance Church officiating. Burial will follow in Wattsburg Cemetery.