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Inez (Day) Wyman

DOVER PLAINS —  Inez (Day) Wyman,  a longtime resident of Dover Plains, passed peacefully at her home on Feb. 5, 2021. She was 104.

The daughter of Arden and Maude Day, Inez was born on Jan. 23, 1917, in Rhinebeck, N.Y. She graduated Rhinebeck High School in 1935, where she had been a standout athlete on the girls basketball team. Her talents resulted in induction into the Hall of Fame at the Sports Museum of Dutchess County. She was a lifelong fan of women’s collegiate basketball and could be found many days watching on tv from the chair in her sun porch.

On Feb. 22, 1941, Inez married Elmer Wyman of Dover Plains. She became a key partner in her husband’s businesses and together they operated the Dairy Queen, Wyman’s Garage, Foothills Motel and Dover Touchless Car Wash. Her husband passed away in 1996.

In addition to her work with her husband, Inez was a charter member of the J.H. Ketcham Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary. 

During World War II, she was also employed at the magnesium plant in Wingdale, N.Y.

In addition to many who knew and loved her, Inez is survived by her brother, Arden Day of Dover Plains; her son, Richard Wyman, and his wife, Susi, of Kent; her grandson, Tyler Wyman of Dover Plains; her granddaughter, Kate Leto, and her husband, Brian, of Niskayuna, N.Y.; her great-grandsons, Wyatt and Carson Leto of Niskayuna, and Zackery Stramm and his wife, Gwendelynn, of Stanfordville; and her nieces, Pat Smith and her husband, Charles, of Coxsackie, N.Y., and Linda Parsons and her husband, George, of  Feura Bush, N.Y.

Calling hours will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Hufcut Funeral Home in Dover Plains. 

Funeral services will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Thom Fiet officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Dover Plains. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the J. H. Ketcham Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 706, Dover Plains, NY 12522. For directions or to send the family an online condolence, go to www.hufcutfuneralhome.com.  

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