Lillian V. Fleming 09/06/2012

Lillian V. Fleming Lillian V. Fleming                                                                                                                                    Lillian V. Fleming, 92, of DeKalb Junction, died, September 6, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Graveside service will be at the East DeKalb Cemetery, September 10, 2012, 11:00 am, Lay Pastoral Assistant Martha Helmer officiating. Lillian is survived by her daughters, Donna Lillis, Liverpool, Carol and William O’Horo, Canton, Linda  and David Bishop, DeKalb Junction, Cindy and Rod Johnston, Arizona, a brother Earl Jeffers, Arizona, grandchildren, Michael and Michelle Lillis, Jeremy and Justin Bristol, Rebecca, Zachary, Emily and Sarah Bishop,great grand children, Kyle and Lily Bristol, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Karen Fleming, a brother, Claude Jeffers, sisters, Keitha Hall, and Ilene Woods. Lillian was born on November 16, 1919 in the Town of Gouverneur, the daughter of Claude and Pearl Burnham Jeffers. She graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1936 as valedictorian of her class. She continued her education at Potsdam Normal School and graduated in 1939 with a Bachelors of Education degree. Lillian married Lloyd H. Fleming on August 28, 1943 at the DeKalb Junction Methodist Parsonage he died on December 8, 2002. Lillian was a teacher at Hermon DeKalb Central School from 1962 until her retirement in 1976. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Richville for over 65 years, a member of NYSUTA, and Retired NYSUTA. Lillian loved her cat Lucy, to read, do crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and needlework. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

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  1. Lillian will be remembered with love by so many of us who taught with her at Hermon-DeKalb. She was not only a fine teacher, she was also a great substitute teacher, and that is a very under-appreciated talent! She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  2. So sorry, to hear about Aunt Lillian. I remember her having a ready smile, calm voice and soft laugh. I remember spending nights at her house with my cousins. My thoughts and prayers go out to them.

  3. So sorry to hear of your loss. It is so difficult to lose one’s Mom. She touched many, many lives in such a positive way. It was a blessing to know her. Saying prayers for you.

  4. Those who knew Lilliam, knew what a wonderful person, teacher, friend, sister and Mother she was. She will be remembered by so many for the way she touched our hearts. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Much Love, Helen

  5. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She always welcomed me in your home and I thought she was a great teacher. She made a difference in my life and am sure she made a difference in other peoples lives. Love, Jane

  6. Linda & Family: Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Don Peck, April Patton

  7. Mrs. Fleming was one of my very favorite teachers. She was a kind and caring woman. Each time I drive down Gimlet Street I think of her and the times Jane and I rode our bikes to the Fleming home in the summer. I will always be grateful for her influence in my life. ~Amy Tresidder

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