Date of Birth March 29, 1929
Date Deceased November 10, 2022
Hometown Cohocton
Home State N.Y.
Service Date November 19, 2022
Service Time 3 p.m.
Service Location Wallace Wesleyan Church

Juanita Pridmore Kisiah Niver

COHOCTON – Juanita Pridmore Kisiah Niver passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2022 surrounded by her family.

Marjorie Juanita Pridmore was born in Mount Holly, North Carolina on March 29, 1929 to the late Arthur Carrol Pridmore and Christine Hedrick Pridmore.

Nita graduated from Charlotte Tech High School in 1946.  She then went on to earn an Associate Degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist at Central Piedmont Community College in 1968.  She worked as a Dental Hygienist at Dansville Dental Professionals for 29 years.

Nita was known for being fiercely independent and her love for family.  Don and Nita moved their family to Fremont, NY in 1964.  She spent 58 years living her best life on her 200 acre farm where she resided until her passing.  Don and Nita spent countless hours traveling throughout the country, most notably volunteering for numerous summers at a Federal Campground in Alaska.  She spent many Sundays enjoying the fellowship at Wallace Wesleyan Church.

Besides her parents, Nita is predeceased by her 1st husband, Floyd Jennings Kisiah in 1961, sister Peggy Ruth O’Shields in 1983, and 2nd husband of 47 years, Donald Niver in 2011.

The oldest of three siblings, Nita is survived by her brother: Ronald Gayle (Karen) Pridmore, her children: Floyd Kisiah, Michael Kisiah, Melinda Shawn Kisiah, and Stephen (Virginia) Kisiah, Grandchildren: Matthew (Deon) Kisiah, Eric Kisiah, Adam (Lori) Kisiah, Aaron Kisiah, Frank Bottini, Jr. and 10 great grandchildren: Bayley, Riley, Maverick, Lincoln, Noah, Finley, Maximus, Maddyson, Frank, and Grace.  She is also leaves behind her dog, Mya.

Calling hours will be held at Wallace Wesleyan Church on Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 1-3 pm with a service following.  Pastor Bill Spencer will be officiating.

The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca is honored to assist Juanita’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Juanita are welcome on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home or at


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4 Responses

  1. My heart goes out to the family for their loss. Growing up I spent time at my Grandma’s (Dorotha Alderman) on the corner of Niver Rd and Neil’s Creek. Nita carried herself with such grace and elegance in everything she was doing. As a child, I thought she was a princess. 😊 Always beautiful, kind, and encouraging to me. Truly a great legacy and loss.

  2. A wonderful lady that I had the pleasure of working for and also was a neighbor when I lived on the farm on Akins Rd. So sorry for your loss
    The Akins Family

  3. Don and Nita were a constant presence in my childhood. As the only neighbor they had for miles I am certain we were the only trick or treaters they got but she was always ready with candy and a smile. Hiring me to do small jobs I am not so sure they needed done and allowing me to wander and hunt on their land whenever. I am sorry for the loss and wish I could be present to give my condolences in person.

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