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Kathleen Dow Back

AMENIA — Kathleen Dow Back, 79, a thirty year resident of Amenia, died peacefully in her home with her family at her bedside on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Mrs. Back was a self-employed legal secretary for nearly forty years, prior to her retirement in 2013.

Born Oct. 2, 1943, in New Rochelle, New York, she was the daughter of the late George and Frederica (Yaede) Dow. Mrs. Back attended and graduated from New Rochelle area schools. She married Charles Back in Rhinebeck and they shared many happy years together. Mr. Back passed away in 2005. Mrs. Back enjoyed spending time with her family and was a voracious reader in her spare time.

Mrs. Back is survived by two sons, James D. Lehan and his companion Sandra Bell of Millerton, and Christopher G. Lehan and his companion Eileen Kelly of Stormville, New York; her granddaughters, Emily Lehan and Savannah Geidel; her brother, George Dow and his wife Delma of Kansas City, Missouri, and her sister, Georgine Burke and her husband Charles of Slaterville Springs, New York and several nieces and nephews and many friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother Dickie and two sisters, Florence and Sissy.

There are no visiting hours. A memorial service may be announced at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Scott D. Conklin Funeral, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546. To plant a tree, send flowers to the family or to leave an online condolence please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com

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