Funeral service for Jessie B. Stratton, 79, of Colton will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the O’Leary Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Ed Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Plains Cemetery. Mrs. Stratton passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 12:00 noon until the time of the service. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Pierrepont Volunteer Fire Department or to Colton Rescue.
Surviving Jessie are her companion of 32 years, Arthur Remillard; three sons, Steve and wife Bonnie of Pierrepont, Donald and wife Cindy of Peru, and Duane and companion Sandy of Pierrepont; three daughters, Judy Hoyt and husband Robert of Pierrepont, Nancy Carrow of Tupper Lake and Glenda Hoyt and husband William of Pierrepont; two sisters, Harriet Law of Potsdam and Shirley Thayler of Connecticut; and 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Jessie was predeceased by a son, Lee; a son Harold and a daughter, both infants; by brothers, Ralph, Glenn and Lewis VanBrocklin; and sisters Alice Grange, Hazel Taylor, Lois Grout and Emma Jean Whitman.
Born April 13, 1931, the daughter of the late Lewis and Louise (McDonald) Van Brocklin. She graduated from West Pierrepont Central School. She married Glenn Stratton on April 30, 1947, Mr. Stratton predeceased her in 1976. Jessie worked for Barlow’s Nursing Home, and was a cook at McCarthy’s Restaurant and at the Cascade.
She enjoyed playing bingo.
Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.olearyfuneralservice.com.