Myrna E. Pelton, 67, passed away peacefully Tuesday (March 22, 2022) surrounded by her children. Myrna was born August 26, 1954, in Warsaw, New York, daughter of Leo Pelton and Mary (Brown) Pelton Rauber. Myrna attended Perry Cental School from grade school through junior year and then moved to Wayland and obtained her GED.
Myrna worked for Wayland-Cohocton Central School District in the food service dept. serving as a cafeteria monitor, and in the transportation dept. as a bus driver for 30 + years altogether. Myrna loved driving bus and transporting the students of Wayland-Cohocton and she took seriously the responsibility of transporting them all safely.
Myrna had many hobbies that included the arts-spinning, knitting, crocheting, drawing, sewing, painting, bee keeping, gardening, cooking-canning, baking, pasta making, cast iron cooking, and bringing all her products and competing at the Steuben County Fair. Myrna especially loved going for rides in the car with family and telling stories of days gone by. She had been a member in clubs for bee keeping, fiber spinning and was an active supporter in local humane societies, adopting her pets and financially supporting them as well.
Myrna's greatest goal and accomplishment in life was to be a good mother to her children, and her children are in agreement that she truly was.
Myrna is predeceased by her mother, Mary Rauber, father, Leo Pelton, stepfather, Leo Rauber, and brother, Jonathan Pelton.
Myrna is survived by her daughter, Clarissa (Brad) Smith of Arkport; son, Jordan (Lisa) Pelton of Hornell; son, Herbert (Carmen) Hill of Torrance, CA; grandchildren, Aaron, Libby, Anna, & Sarah Smith of Arkport; Graham, Evelyn, & Maggie Pelton of Hornell, and many loved family members from the Brown, Pelton, & Rauber families.
Friends may call 4-6PM on Wednesday, March 30th, at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 300 West Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Burial will be at Heritage Hill cemetery in Arkport at the family's convenience.
Special thanks to local CareFirst, Hospice team. Contributions may be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Rd, Hornell, NY 14843 in memory of Myrna E. Pelton.