Barbara P. Schon Wellner 1927-2013

CORTLAND – Barbara Patricia Schon Wellner, 85, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at her residence.

Barbara was born Nov. 6, 1927, in Detroit, the daughter of the late Robert Peter Schon and Ella Emma Cates Schon.

On May 1, 1947, Barbara married Edward J. Wellner and they spent 63 wonderful years together. For 20 years, Barbara and Edward attended polka dances and festivals on a regular basis in Michigan before moving to Cortland to be closer to family. Barbara also had a love of reading.

Barbara retired from A&P Grocery after 37 years, where she was one of the first women supervisors.

Barbara is survived by her sister-in-law, Kathleen Schon; nieces, Cindy Wilcox and Patty Spisak; and many great-nieces and nephews.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Robert W. Schon; and niece, Kimberly Plutter.

There will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were handled by Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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