She was born in Beaver Falls, NY to the late Henry O. and Annetta (Coir) Saunders. Mrs. Hirschey has been a resident of Fulton since 2003. She was a licensed Beautician early on in her married life. She also worked several years at the Lewis County Clerks office. Mrs. Hirschey was of the Methodist faith.
She was pre-deceased by her husband Raymond L. Hirschey in 1995 and daughter Meridth L. Izyk, her brother William Saunders, and sisters: Myrt Port and Themla Camidge.
Mrs. Hirschey is survived by her children: Marcia (Howard) Higby of TN, and Peter Hirschey of Fulton, NY; her grandchildren: Cindy (Hector) Cortes, Theresa (Michael) Staley, Charles (Susan) Higby, John (Michelle) Izyk, Joanne Izyk, Cheryl Izyk and Cassandra (Chris) Jones, 11 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be conducted in the summer of 2019 and burial will be held in the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Naumburg, NY.
The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the charity of one’s choice in her memory.