Jessie K. Wainwright
Jessie K. Wainwright, 102, Ellenton, Florida, formerly of Rensselaer Falls, died on November 27, 2019, at her daughter’s home. In the spring there will be a graveside service in the Rensselaer Falls Cemetery. She is survived by, her daughter Linda Liscum and Antonio Tozzi of Ellenton, Florida, grandchildren, Brandi and her husband Robert Reichenbach of Hampton, Virginia, Evan and his wife Reanda Liscum of Tupper Lake, New York, great grandchildren, Jessie and Haley Reichenbach, Marah and Kelsey Liscum, and step great granddaughter Jenna Leonard. Jessie was born on August 11, 1917 in Lisbon, New York, the daughter of the late, Howard and Julia McMartin Miller. She married Herbert Wainwright on November 12, 1943, he died on May 28, 2006. She graduated from Alexandria Bay High School, and graduated from Potsdam Normal in 1939, with a teaching degree. Her career began by teaching in the country schools and ended with her teaching grades K, 1st and 2nd, at Canton Central School, until her retirement in 1972. Jessie was a past member of the United Methodist Church in Rensselaer Falls, the New York State Retired Teachers, the Local Retired Teachers Association, the Rensselaer Falls Historical Association, and the Rensselaer Falls Library Association. Jessie loved to spend time with her daughter and grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and being around animals. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Rensselaer Falls Cemetery Association or the Rensselaer Falls Volunteer Fire Department.