OGDENSBURG – Funeral services for Lefa M. Midgett, 84, of Pine Street will be held on Thursday (Oct. 14, 2010) at 11 a.m. at the Fox and Murray Funeral Home with Deacon Francis Bateman officiating. Burial will follow the service at Pine Hill Cemetery in Eel Weir.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday (Oct. 13, 2010) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Midgett passed away on Sunday (Oct. 10, 2010) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Surviving is a son Christopher LaLone and his wife Candy of Ogdensburg; two daughters Ramona Martin and her companion Gordon Brabaw of Pyrites, Rebecca LaLone of North Carolina; a daughter-in-law Rosemary LaLone of Hermon; two sisters Marie Knable of Ogdensburg, Olive Lamere and her husband Thomas of N. Syracuse; a brother-in-law Dan Koppenhafer of Claire; 12 grandchildren, several great and great great-grandchildren; a good family friend Carl Dishaw of Ogdensburg and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her husband William Midgett, a son George LaLone and a sister Carolee Koppenhafer predeceased her.
Lefa was born on December 22, 1925 in Dekalb, a daughter of the late Edwin and Avis (Perrin) Scaife. She graduated from Richville High School and married Ceylon LaLone which later ended in divorce.
She then married William Midgett in August of 1967. He predeceased her in 1999.
During her career, she worked at the Crescent Diner, Philips Diner, Woods Bag and Canvas and the St. Lawrence Inn.
She was a member of the Order of Easter Star in Ogdensburg and The Ogdensburg Ladies of the Moose. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, sewing, gardening, reading and her cat.
Memorial contributions have been requested to the Ogdensburg Moose Lodge.