R. Beverly Waite

June 18, 2006      

ADAMS CENTER, N.Y. --  R. Beverly Waite, 77, of 12581 US Rt. 11, Adams Center, died Saturday evening at her home where she had been under the care of Hospice and her loving family. 

A memorial service with Reverend Mona Fargo, pastor of the Adams United Methodist Church officiating, will be Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. at the church. Calling hours will be at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. prior to the service.  Burial in Rural Cemetery, Adams, will be private and at the family's convenience.  Arrangements are with the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams. 

Born April 27, 1929 in Watertown, daughter of Carl and Frances Smith Harwood. She graduated from Adams High School in 1947.  Following graduation, she moved to Detroit, Michigan, for a short time, returning to Adams in 1948.  

She married Paul C. Waite of Adams on August 7, 1948 at the Adams United Methodist Church with Rev. George M. Butler officiating.  The couple lived in Adams until 1955 moving to Adams Center in 1955. For many years the couple spent winter in their home in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.   Mr. Waite died December 4, 1986.  Mrs. Waite had continued spending her winters there and summers in Adams Center. 

For several years Mrs. Waite worked at Watertown National Bank and later as an aide at South Jefferson Central School from 1974 to1979.  She also assisted her husband in the operation of Waite Motor Sales on Rt. 11 in Adams Center.

Mrs. Waite enjoyed golf, painting, spending time with her grandsons and cheering for the Atlanta Braves Baseball team. 

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Barry L. and Ellen Waite, Adams Center, one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl M. and Carl Robbins, Adams,  four grandsons, Travis Downey, Adams Center, Darrick Pleskach, Cicero, Justin Waite and Matthew Waite, both of Adams Center, and one niece, Gail Thompson, Ariz.  

She is predeceased by one sister Helen Thompson. 

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Adams United Methodist Church, 36 E. Church St., Adams, N.Y. 13605 or Hospice of Jefferson County, 425 Washington St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601.

Information provided by Piddock Funeral Home and Newzjunky.com, Watertown.