Rev. Evelina Fuller Lincoln

1948 - 2024

HARTWICK – Rev. Evelina Fuller Lincoln, 75, a spiritual counselor, pastor, and storyteller, passed into eternal rest on June 17, 2024, at A.O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta, with family by her side.

Born December 27, 1948, in Cooperstown, Evelina Ethel Fuller was the eldest daughter of Henry Eugene and Amelia Rosamond (Huestis) Fuller. Raised in Hartwick in the family home on East Main Street, she attended Cooperstown Central School, graduating with the Class of 1966. She received an associate’s degree from Mohawk Valley Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Lesley University, master’s degree from Alfred University, and interfaith ordination from The New Seminary. 

On April 27, 1968, Evelina married David Carl Lincoln, Sr., and the two enjoyed 49 years of marriage until his passing November 25, 2017. 
Through the years she served as a college professor, and through her interfaith ministry, The Heart of Healing, was a spiritual counselor and pastor. 

Evelina is survived by four sons: David C. Lincoln, Jr. (Laura), Chris Carroll, John Lincoln, and Michael Lincoln (Victoria); grandchildren: Megan, Cassandra, Xanthian, Quintin, Tristen, Chris, Jeffery, Carter, Sadie, Emily, John Henry, Mack, and Cooper; great-grandchild, Maben; her sister Jean M. Dibble and her family; and a brother-in-law, John Lincoln (Ginny) and their family. 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, Henry Fuller, who died December 12, 1975, her mother, Amelia R. Fuller, who died February 17, 2015, and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Myron Dibble, Jr., who died October 26, 2020. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at SUNY Oneonta’s Morris Conference Center beginning at 1 p.m., with a reception to follow. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Opportunities for Otsego, 3 West Broadway, Oneonta, NY  13820.

The Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown is assisting the family. 


If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.

Donald E. Howard, Jr.

1941 - 2024

COOPERSTOWN – Donald E. Howard, Jr., formerly of Cooperstown, died on June 9, 2024, after a brief battle with liver cancer. 

Don was born in Albany on July 11, 1941, to Donald E. Howard and Ruth Frisbie Howard. He grew up in Schoharie and graduated from Schoharie Central School in 1959. In high school he was a soccer goalie, played basketball, and ran track, helping the school win its first team county track title in 1959. 

Don attended Union College and graduated in 1963 with a BA in History. He lettered in volleyball and was a member of Delta Phi Fraternity. He then attended SUNY Oneonta to finish his graduate work for teaching. 

In 1964 he was hired to teach seventh and eighth grade history at Cooperstown Central School. Later, he taught a senior elective in Psychology for 13 years. In 1994 he was named Teacher of the Year. After teaching for 36 years he retired in 2000. Don loved eighth graders for their spirit and willingness to learn. He had a vast knowledge of American History and liked to tell stories that made history feel real and exciting. He was beloved by his students. 

While Don enjoyed teaching and working with his students, his real passion was in coaching. A lifelong "sports nut," he coached Jr. High basketball, starting the program in 1964, JV basketball, Jr. High track, starting the program in the Spring of 1965, cross country, and varsity track and field. In 1969, he teamed with varsity coach Dick White to run a highly successful basketball program for over twenty-five years. He had three undefeated JV seasons among his thirteen league championships. 

Don coached Jr. High track until 1971. He then took over varsity track when the founder of CCS Track and Field, Bill Eldridge, retired. Running on an egg shaped, six corner, cinder track was a challenge, but his athletes performed well and became very competitive. In 1979, after 33 years of track and field at CCS, the team finally won its first Center State Conference title. After 423 dual meet victories, winning 9 more league titles, three sectional titles, and having one State champion, Joe Senchyshyn, Don retired in 2007. While he enjoyed the competition of the sports that he coached, he most cherished the lasting friendships of his many former athletes. He was selected to the CCS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. 

After living in Cooperstown for 49 years, Don and his wife, Doris, moved to their camp on Great Sacandaga Lake in the Adirondacks and spent their winters in the Myrtle Beach, SC area. Don had many interests and hobbies. He was an avid underdog rooter, as evidenced by being a Brooklyn Dodgers fan, a diehard Mets fan, and a Jets, Nets and NY Rangers fan. He also enjoyed fishing, kayaking, golf, and a lifelong hobby of collecting baseball cards. 

Don is survived by his beloved wife, Doris, of 44 years, a great support through his teaching, coaching, and living. Surviving children are Kelly (Howard) Kerner and husband Chris, of Mount Joy, PA, Todd Howard and wife Jennifer, of Cooperstown, Scott Crain and wife Hope, of Portsmouth, RI, Marcia Marcia Marcia (Crain) Prasch and husband Rich, of Boise, ID, and Susan Crain of Boise, ID. Grandchildren include Clark Kerner and wife Gloria, of Manassas, VA, Anastasia (Kerner) LaMarca and husband John, of Bowdoinham, ME, Jack Howard, Brianna Crain, Gavin, Ian and Jane Prasch, Andrew Ready, and Alex Ready. Great grandchildren include Jack and Tommy LaMarca, and Reagan Kerner. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2024, in the Nicholas J. Sterling Auditorium at the Cooperstown Junior-Senior High School, with the Rev. Dr. Bonnie Orth, pastor of the Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, officiating. Immediately following the service there will be a time to visit with the Howard family. 

Contributions in Don's name may be made to Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, 22 North Main Street, Mayfield, NY  12117 and Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078.

Arrangements are with the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.


If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.

Betty Ann Doloughty

1961 - 2024

COOPERSTOWN – Betty Ann Doloughty, lovingly known as “the crazy chicken lady” entered into eternal rest following a courageous battle with cancer early Monday morning, May 27, 2024, surrounded by her loving family at her home on Greenough Road. She was 63. 

One of nine children, Betty Ann was born March 14, 1961, in Red Bank, New Jersey, a daughter of Charles Harold “Chuck” and Jean Costine. 

Raised in Highlands, New Jersey, by her father and mother, Joyce, the family moved to Navesink, New Jersey, in 1973. She graduated from Middletown High School South, Middletown, New Jersey, in 1980. 

After high school, she married Brian T. Doloughty, and started their family while she worked as a candy striper. They had their first child, Brian T. Doloughty, Jr. in 1984, followed by their twins Heather M. Doloughty and John C. Doloughty in 1987. About a year after the twins were born Betty made the move up to New York closer to her parents for help with the kids as she continued her dreams in her nursing career after her divorce. 

For over 30 years, Betty Ann dedicated her life to nursing, and faithfully served as a Licensed Practical Nurse, devoting most of her career to working at The Meadows, then Otsego Manor, Focus Otsego, and most recently Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. 

In her leisure, she enjoyed caring for her many chickens, leading to her nickname, “the crazy chicken lady.” She also had a soft spot for anything to do with Betty Boop. She love spending time with her chocolate lab, Cocoa and her cat, Glimmer aka cat. She loved having BBQs and surrounding herself with family and friends every chance she got. 

Betty is joining her father, Chuck, her beloved English Springer Spaniel Sophie and many friends at the pearly gates. 

Betty is survived by her three children, Brian T. Doloughty, Jr. (Andrea) of Vestal, Heather M. Doloughty of Milford, and John C. Doloughty (Sam) of Hartwick and her dog, Cocoa. She was a proud grandmother to Landon, Finley, Lila, Mia, Wyatt, Waylon, Brooke, Carter, Emma, Onna and Kyle. She is further survived by her mother, Joyce Costine of Toms River, New Jersey, and her siblings, Dawn Tedesco of Oneonta, David Costine of Toms River, New Jersey, Carol Ann Kozak of Keansburg, New Jersey, Darren Costine of Port Royal, Virginia, Charles (Chicky) Costine of Port Royal, Virginia, Annette MacLeod and husband, Kelton of New Berlin, Mark Costine of North Middletown, New Jersey, and Andrew Costine and wife Staci of Pottstown, New Jersey, along with many nieces and nephews. 

As there will be no services, as per her request, please remember Betty, smile, and know that she is at peace. 

The Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown is assisting the family with the arrangements. 


If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.