Elaine M. Dusharm 02/02/2017

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.

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  1. Donna
    My heart goes out to you, I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing, she was a great lady and will surely be missed. May the love of family and friends help at this sorrow full time,will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts ?

  2. Family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  3. Donita – Expressing sympathy is always difficult, but all we can say is how sorry we are for the loss of your mother.

  4. So sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. She was a fine lady and everyone that knew her cherished her ! My thoughts go back to when she worked at Loopy’s and Kathy and Lori worked with her. Some fun stories ! Prayers, comfort & love. Bill

  5. Duane and family,
    Sorry for your loss. I just heard of your mom’s passing and we are thinking of you during this sad time.
    Mike Rishe and family

  6. Donna and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. We have surely missed her and will miss her. We think of her every time we make cinnamon rolls and how she loved them. You all will be in our prayers during this sad time.
    Sam and Barbie

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