Wortha Morel (nee Loop) Wyss Stewart, 100, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2019 in Waverly, N.Y., where she has resided for the past 28 years.
She was born on Nov. 25, 1918 in New Haven, N.Y., to the late Hermon and Eunice (Tillie) Loop. She grew up in the countryside of Boylston, N.Y., and was graduated from Sandy Creek, N.Y., High School in 1937.
Wortha loved nature and walking, was an accomplished violinist, played the piano, and enjoyed dancing, as well as gardening, needlework and cooking. She was an active member of the Nelson, N.Y., Methodist Church, the Home Bureau, and the Cazenovia, N.Y., Choral Club.
An avid reader and creative writer, her poem, “Snowfall,” was published in “Treasured Poems of America, Winter 1996,” by Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc.
Wortha married Milton (Bill) Wyss in December 1937 and they lived on the Wyss Farm in Fenner (Cazenovia), N.Y., where they raised their family. She loved entertaining and their door was always open wide to family and friends.
Wortha is survived by her four loving children, Nancy Wyss Gahtan and husband Allan of Chester, N.J., Elizabeth (Betty) Wyss Vasu of Albemarle, N.C., Leonard Wyss of Anaheim, Calif., Larry Wyss and wife Marci of Waverly, N.Y.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her eight sisters and seven brothers.
Services and interment are private.
Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.