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Danette A. Hance 02/21/2017

February 22nd, 2017 5 comments

Danette A. Hance
Danette A. Hance, 58, of Rensselaer Falls, died on February 21, 2017. There will be a celebration of Danette’s life will be Saturday, March 18th, 2017, 1 PM at the Pyrites Fire Station. She is survived by her husband, Neale D., her sons, Neale E. Hance of Morley, Robert Hance of Rensselaer Falls, her daughter, Randi Lynne Hance of Canton, her brother, Roger Delorme of Abilene, Texas, her sisters, Dorcas “Sam” and her husband Russell Lottie of DeKalb Junction, Michelle and her husband Wayne Cronk of Hermon, Marsha and her husband Richard Rogers of Texas, Pamela and her husband Charles Carrow of Texas, grandchildren, Logan Hance, Ethan Hance, Bryson Hance, Taylor Hance, Heaven Hance , Lathan Rider, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Silas Hance, brothers, Randy Delorme, Rodney Delorme and, Edward Delorme. Danette was born on February 10, 1959 in Canton, the daughter of the late Edward J. and Audrey M. Coffey Delorme, she graduated from Canton Central School. She married Neale Hance on February 2, 1980. Danette worked at the Best Western in Canton as a housekeeper. She loved being with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts, reading and crocheting. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Gladys E. Thompson 02/04/2017

February 5th, 2017 1 comment

Gladys E. Thompson, 97, died February 4, 2017. A funeral service will be Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 2:30 PM at the funeral home, her son Terri Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, DeKalb on May 5th,2017, 2 PM. She was born in Ithaca on April 3, 1919, the daughter of Daniel and Bertha (Griggs) Selleck. During her teen years, she worked at a care facility for polio victims. After her graduation from high school, she trained as a nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital. During World War II, she became a U.S. Navy nurse and was stationed at Camp Sampson near Geneva, New York. Following the war, she married W. Maitland Thompson on July 5, 1945. She worked at Ella Gillette’s elderly home, E.J. Noble Hospital in Canton, and Hepburn Hospital in Ogdensburg. She is survived by her children: Roberta Bishop, Richard (Lucy), Daniel (Debra), and Terri (Lucille) Thompson, 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Doris Manoly. She was predeceased by her husband, a daughter Ruth Esther in infancy, two sister–Marion Drosendahl and Ruth Manoly. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Elaine M. Dusharm 02/02/2017

February 2nd, 2017 8 comments

Elaine M. Dusharm
Elaine M. Dusharm, 84, of DeKalb Junction, died on February 2nd, 2017, at Canton Potsdam Hospital. Calling hours will be, Monday, February 6th, 1- 3 PM, the funeral service will follow at 3 PM, Pastor John Frary officiating, at the funeral home, burial will be in the spring at the Hermon Cemetery. She is survived by her son, Duane and his wife Jo Dusharm of Philadelphia, daughters Donna Russell and Willis Shattuck of DeKalb Junction, Donita McIntosh and Bob Sweeney of Dannemora, 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, a nephew Elwood Fanning. She was predeceased by a son, Douglas Dusharm, a grandson, Joseph Russell, and a brother, Richard Fanning. Elaine was born on March 20, 1932 in Russell, the daughter of the late Wayne and Lois Wells Fanning, she graduated from the DeKalb High School in 1949. Also in 1949, she married Lester James Dusharm, he predeceased her on January 6, 1983. She was a retail clerk at ARC in Kingman, Arizona. She loved being with her family. She enjoyed playing cards, going out to eat, and being at “The River”. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Joseph Russell Memorial Fund, 332 Jeffers Road, DeKalb Junction, New York 13630.