Georgiana Best Wranesh, 88, a loving wife, mother, sister, friend, avid reader, knitter, and historian, former resident of Richville and Trout Lake, passed away New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, 2011 in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
Georgiana was born September 13, 1922 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to Walter and Alice Best. Georgiana married Robert Butterworth in 1943, and Mr. Butterworth died serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WW II. She married Joseph Wranesh in 1946, and the couple was married for 59 years.
Georgiana was the only member of the class of 1940 at Richville Union High School and went on to receive both her BA and M. Ed. from St. Lawrence University in Canton. She taught world history and Canadian studies for 25 years at Gouverneur Central High School.
She enjoyed more than 30 years of retirement in North Carolina where she enjoyed weaving and playing golf and spending summers on Trout Lake.
She was a member of the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines, Sandhills Weaving Guild, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames, Whispering Pines Country Club, and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Georgiana is survived by her son, Robert and Suzan Butterworth of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; her daughter, Nancy and Robert Atwood of Astoria, OR; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a sister, Betty Smith; and a brother, Frederick Best.
A graveside service is planned for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 8th at Maple Grove Cemetery, Richville with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Memorial donations may be made to the Richville Historical Association or American Alzheimer’s Association.