Lois Adah Greiner Hepworth of Milton New York, peacefully transitioned in her home surrounded by her family and loved ones on February 18, 2022. Lois is the daughter of Charles and Adah Greiner, the second to youngest of twelve children.
Lois graduated from Ithaca College, majored in music and pursued a career in music education. Lois married her high school sweetheart, Garry Hepworth, and joined the Hepworth family in operating Hepworth Farms, became a farmer, at first assisting with the Hepworth Farms roadside market and later operating the entire farm on her own. While it was not her idea to operate the farm on her own, she took the challenge and exceeded anyone’s expectation of a woman running a farm and historic roadside stand. Her driving force was her love and dedication to her five children, with the goal of sending all of them to college and showing them the world outside of Marlboro, and as with everything else, she succeeded at this, probably beyond her expectations.
She was predeceased by her son Charlie, and all of her siblings: Everett (Lucille), Velda (Grant) O’Dell, George (Mary), Florence (Leon) Tuthill, Charles (Dorothy), Ernie (Jane), Gladys (Ross ) Cromie, Harold (Karen), Marion (James) Malcolm, David (Liselotte), and Jean Betters.
She is survived by four daughters Arlene Hueholt of Afton VA, Amy and Gail Hepworth of Milton, and Rae Butler of Syracuse NY, and her seven grandchildren Tai and Adrian Hepworth of Germany, Zelaika(Leon) Clarke of Milton, Julian(Saykaya) of Virginia, Nyeela of Maine, Tessa and Sarah Butler of Syracuse NY; three great grandchildren , Waylon, Zeleon, and Zailey, brother-in-law Dick Betters, sister-in-law Lynn Hepworth Bull, and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and all of whom she loved and cherished.
Lois was an amazing daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, music teacher, business owner, mentor, cook, avid skier, swimmer and enjoyed traveling and fine dining. All who knew Lois respected and loved her, and enjoyed her positive attitude, good humor, and kind nature. She was compassionate, loving, respectable, hard working, and beautiful. Lois left a positive impact on her family, friends and community.
Celebration of her life will take place on Saturday February 26, 2022. Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Marlborough at 10 am. At the request of the family please wear a face covering if attending church. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Middlehope.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc. (845) 236-4300, didonatofuneralservice.com