Online Obituary for Mildred Mae Wright Lyke

Name: Mildred Mae Wright Lyke
Date of Birth: Jan 30, 1915
Date Deceased: Jun 20, 2013
Hometown: Howard
State NY
Age: 98 Years
Service Date: Jun 26, 2013
Service Time: 11 a.m.
Services Location: Howard Union Church
Place of Interment: Howard Cemetery
Mildred Mae Wright Lyke



HOWARD-Mildred Mae Wright Lyke, 98, of Howard, passed away late Thursday evening (June 20, 2013) at the Steuben County Health Care Facility in Bath.

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska on Jan. 30, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin DeLong and Hilda Mae Olmstead Wright.

A graduate of Lincoln High School in 1932, Mildred came to Howard with her parents in 1933 and was married to Alvaro H. Lyke of Howard on Dec. 25, 1934; the couple was blessed with two daughters and two sons. Mr. Lyke was a prominent farmer of the area and he predeceased her on July 7, 1991 after nearly 57 years of marriage. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her daughter, Bonita "Bonnie" Lyke; her grandson, Rick Lewis; her three brothers, Vernon, Ronald and Judson Wright; and her two sisters, Emily Wright and Dorothy Leahy.

Her surviving family includes her daughter, Sondra Brown and son-in-law, Harold of Howard; her son, Richard Alvaro Lyke of Avoca; and her son, Gordon Benjamin Lyke and daughter-in-law, Linda of Howard; her 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Julia Millsap of Moreno Valley, CA; also her nieces and nephews.

In 1945 Mildred joined the Howard Union Church, where she served as an elder. She was also a long time member of the Howard Eastern Star, joining in 1935; she served as a Past Patron three times and in 1971 she served as the Steuben County District Deputy of the Eastern Star of the State of New York. She was also the Town of Howard Historian from 1975-1986 and was a Past Regent of the Kanisteo Valley Daughters of the American Revolution.

Calling hours are from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca. Friends are invited to meet her family at the Howard Union Church where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Don Lester officiating. Committal services and interment will follow at the Howard Cemetery. Following the services at the cemetery everyone is invited to join the family for a luncheon at the Howard Fire Hall.

In lieu of flowers,those wishing may contribute in her memory to the Howard Cemetery, in care of Robert Cleeves, 3597 County Route 70A, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.

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