Vilma J. Carnes, age 97, passed away peacefully, Monday, July 31, 2017 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.
Vilma was born January 15, 1920 in West Sparta, a daughter of Victor & Blanche (Harter) Johnson. She married George Carnes on December 25, 1942; he predeceased her on July 19, 1994. Vilma was a homemaker & mother of five children. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by a son, Danny Carnes; a brother, Fred Johnson and a sister, Glenna Moore.
Vilma was a member of the Sparta Center United Methodist Church; she was a former Tax Collector for the Town of Sparta; she was a caller for the Sparta Fire Department, prior to the paging system; she was the 2011 Senior Citizen of the Year for the Town of Sparta and she enjoyed helping with dinners at the Scottsburg American Legion; but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.
Vilma is survived by her sons, Gerald Carnes & Dennis Carnes (Linda VanZandt); her daughters, Joan Loop & Kathy Carnes (Bill Clancy); 4 grandchildren, Charlene (Michael), Christine (Mike), Kimberly (Gary) & Mike; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandsons; many nieces, nephews & cousins.
Friends may call 4-7 pm Thursday at the Chamberlin – Baird Funeral Home, 73 Main St., Dansville. Funeral services will be held 11 am, Friday at the Sparta Center United Methodist Church, 8455 Sparta Center Rd, Dansville. Burial will be in Kiehle Cemetery, Sparta.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sparta Center UMC, 8455 Sparta Center Rd, Dansville, NY 14437 or the Dansville Ambulance, 18 Ossian St, Dansville, NY 14437.