Janet Gertrude Everett, 92, Former New Rochelle Resident

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Janet Gertrude Everett Photo Credit: The Daily Voice/Contributed

ORISKANY, N.Y. - Janet Gertrude Everett, of Oriskany, formerly of New Rochelle, died Nov. 16. She was 92.

Everett was born May 5, 1921, in Mount Vernon, to Janet and O. Stanley Gilchrest. She graduated from A.B. Davis high school and attended New York University School of Education. She served in the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve from May 1943 to September 1945 and was a drill instructor and a NCO for recreation. She worked for KLM Airlines for over 22 years. She was a leader in the Mount Vernon Women's Club, Echo Bay Yacht Club and the Presbyterian Church in New Rochelle.

Everett was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, joining Minnehaha Chapter #227 in 1941. She served many offices within the Chapter & Westchester District. She served the Chapter on its 50th anniversary (1951) and the 100th anniversary (2001) as Worthy Matron. For 36 years, she served as the Chapter's secretary. In 1985, she was elected as Most Worthy Grand Matron, State of New York.

Everett is survived by her step-children, Harry Jr., Lorraine and John Kruger; niece, Susan Klug;and nephew, Charles Gilchrest and their families. She was predeceased by her parents; husbands, Harry C. Kruger and Theodore M. Everett; and brother, Gordon F. Gilchrest.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Eastern Star campus chapel, 1400 Utica St., Oriskany, with a reception to follow. Condolences may be sent to Susan Klug, 289 West Highland Drive, Schenectady, NY 12303. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Star Home, Day Care Center or Pounder Hall, c/o Pounder Hall #106, 1400 Utica Street, Oriskany, NY 13424.

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