Boonville- Joanne Julia Brooks Levensailor, 85, passed away at her residence, after a short illness, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, while surrounded by her loving family and hospice.


Joanne was born at the family homestead on the East Road, Town of Leyden, on November 17, 1935, a daughter of Leon and Julia DeVoe Brooks.  She grew up on the East Road, receiving her education at the East Road Rural School before graduating from Boonville Central School, with the Class of 1955.  Thereafter she was employed on a farm, before fourteen years of employment in the finishing department of Ethan Allen Furniture Co., Boonville.  Afterwards, for 26 and a half years, Joanne was employed as a Laboratory Technician, first at Georgia Pacific Paper Co., retiring in 1999 in the same capacity from Lyons Falls Pulp & Paper Co. Lyons Falls.  


She found much enjoyment in hunting and painting scenes on cross cut saw blades.  She was a life member of the Tannery Tract Hunting Club, the Moose River Fish and Game Club and the Boonville Rod & Gun Club.


She is survived by her children; Steven (Diana) Leffingwell, Jacksonville, NC, Gerald (Sandra) Leffingwell, Jacksonville, FL,  Timothy Levensailor, Lyons Falls, Thomas Levensailor, Glenfield, Jody Levensailor, Dolgeville, Tina (Richard) Compo, Port Leyden and Penny (Joseph) LoCash, Forestport;  step children, Warren, Jr. (Charlotte) Levensailor, Port Leyden,  Michael (Cynthia) Levensailor, Old Forge,  Marylou (Dale) Hawk, Port Leyden; grandchildren, Johnny, Rebecca, Patricia, Melissa, Christina, Dustin, Brandy, Jill, Arthur. Justin, Neil, Nicole, Nancy Jo, Angela, Andrew and Joshua; many great grandchildren and step grandchildren; her sisters and brothers in law, Linda and Cleon Peebles, Anaheim, CA, Noreen (Richard) Stacy, Blossvale, Erma (Robert) Matuszczak, Port Leyden; son in law, Kevin Rundle, Little Falls, and a brother in law, Charles Mooney, Boonville.  Joanne was predeceased by a daughter, Jeanne Leffingwell Rundle, a grandson, Steven Peter Leffingwell, great grandson, Brett Levensailor, great granddaughter, Ryleigh Levensailor, brother and sister in law, Leon (Bruce) and Peg Brooks, sister, Jeanne Mooney, who was Joanne’s twin, and sister and brother in law, Marilyn (Russell) Urtz and grandson, Richard Compo, Jr.  Joanne is also survived by her Furbabies; Peewee, Hazel and Sugar.   


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday May 12, 2021, at Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden.  There are no calling hours.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.  Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.


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Port Leyden- Marilyn Diane (Kafka) Huebner, 67, of West Main St., wife of Joseph and a former resident of State Rt. 26, Turin, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Up State Medical Center, Syracuse.


Marilyn was born in Constableville, on December 6, 1953, a daughter of Frank and Anna Monach Kafka.  She grew up in Locust Grove and in Boonville, where she completed her education through 12th grade at Adirondack Central School.  


On February 16, 1973, Marilyn was united in marriage with Joseph W. Huebner, in Old Forge, NY.  Thereafter the couple lived in the Boonville area, before relocating to Sanford Florida, in 1989, where they resided until 2011, when they moved to Turin, NY, where they resided until moving to Port Leyden, in 2019, making their home with their daughter, Corinna and son in law, Matthew Preston.  


Later Mrs. Huebner continued her education earning her Certified Nurse Assistant Degree.  Thereafter she was employed in that capacity at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville and also for many years at Island Lake Skilled Nursing Facility, Longwood, Florida.  


Marilyn especially enjoyed her role of mother, grandmother and great grandmother, attending her grandchildren’s school related events. 


In addition to her husband, Joe, Marilyn is survived by their children; William Huebner and daughter in law, Kim Shackleford, JoAnne (Carl) Stevens, J.W.(Christi) Huebner, Corinna (Matthew) Preston, Stephen (Ashley) Huebner, and Anton Huebner; grandchildren, Suzanna, J.J., Brittany, Summer, Pauly, Hailey, Caleb, Marilyn, Anthony, Zachary, Cody, Isabella, Calvin; her great grandchildren, Brantley, Theo, Braxton, Pierce, Dustin, Brannon, Mileena and Quintin and one sister, Cheryl Kafka and was predeceased by thirteen brothers and sisters. 


Calling hours will be Thursday, from 4-6 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with no further services to follow.   


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GLENFIELD – Kathleen A. “Kathy” (Lyng) Branagan, 55, died at her home on Friday, April 30, 2021.


Kathy was born on October 27, 1965 in Watertown the daughter of the late Bruce P. and  Patricia A. (Sweeney) Lyng. She graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School in 1983 and from BOCES Licensed Practical Nursing Program. Kathy baby sat for her niece Kerry right after high school, until she received her LPN license. She married Bruce Branagan on August 31, 1985 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Kathy was a nurse on Ft. Drum, worked at Beaverite, was a school bus driver at Beaver River, she worked for a long time for Dr. Beane in Carthage. Kathy last worked for Fiber Mark.  


She is survived by her son, Justin Branagan; her two grandchildren, Ivan and Owen Branagan; her two sisters, Christine C. (Kenneth) Mayhew; Sharon M. Lyng; her brother, Mike J. Lyng; nieces, Kerry Mayhew and Jessica Charles; her great nephew, Jacob Charles; her uncle, Robert Lyng; and her cousins, Patrick Lyng, Katrina Lyng Salmons, Sarah Desjardins, Tom Lyng, Arthur Lyng, and Scott Hellinger; and the father of her children, Bruce Branagan. 


Kathy is predeceased by her son, Jerome Branagan, and Milton Lawton.


When Kathy was younger she loved horseback riding and showed horses at Lewis County Fair and NY State Fair, played tennis and volleyball in high school, she enjoyed biking, swimming and walking. She was devoted to her dogs, Havana, Peaches, and Missy. Kathy was a strong supporter of adopting shelter dogs.


A graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Brantingham Cemetery, with Rev. Jude C. Nnadibuagha, Parochial Vicar, St. Peter’s Catholic Church officiating. Memorials in Kathy’s name may be made to: Beaver River Central School Booster Club in Memory of Jerome Branagan or Lewis County Humane Society.


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Boonville- Jane L. Myers, 92, passed away at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on May 1, 2021 surrounded by her family.

She was born on September 14, 1928 in West Turin a daughter of Charles and Doris Sabin Lee. She attended rural schools and Port Leyden High School. She married Albert Myers on May 23, 1947 at the Boonville United Methodist Church with Reverend Holmes officiating. The couple purchased the Capron farm on Route 12-D in 1960 and operated it until retiring in 1988. They sold the farm to their son Chuck and then moved to Grove Street in Boonville. Albert passed away January 24, 2005. Jane enjoyed bowling, polka bands, and was an avid Yankee baseball fan.

Surviving are two sons, Larry Myers and Chuck and Donna Myers; one daughter, (Bev.) Midge and (Eli) Joseph Schindler, all of Boonville; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Jane was predeceased by an infant daughter at birth, a grandson, Bobby Myers in December 1987, three brothers, Merwin, William, and Raymond Lee, and a sister, Marjorie Glouse. Special thanks to Sunset Nursing Home and staff for all the care shown to Jane and her family over the past years.

A graveside service for immediate family will be held on May 4, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Turin Cemetery.  Calling hours will be Monday, May 3, 2021 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Ambulance, P.O. Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309 or Sunset Nursing Home Activities Fund, 232 Academy Street, Boonville, NY 13309. For an online message of sympathy, please go to

Lyons Falls- Peter J. Scheer, 33, of Markham St. passed away suddenly at Rome Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, due to years of drug addiction.


Peter was born in New Hartford, on December 29, 1987, a son of Peter J. and Charlene Ferretti Scheer.  He grew up in Lyons Falls, attending Port Leyden elementary school, later graduating from South Lewis Senior High School, Turin, with the Class of 2006.  While in high school, Peter enjoyed and excelled at playing Soccer and participating on the ski team.  He attended SUNY Canton, where he graduated with an Associate Degree in Auto Technology and Computer Science.  For a time, he lived in Sayville, LI, where he was employed in computer technology; later he relocated to Arkansas where he was employed in heating and air-conditioning.  


Peter was very friendly to everyone.  He would do anything for anyone.  Everyone loved him.  His and our wishes are that this doesn’t have to be you or your family.


In addition to his parents, Peter and Charlene Scheer, Lyons Falls, he is survived by two brothers, Stephen Scheer, Buffalo, Christopher Bud Scheer and girlfriend, Jolene, San Francisco; one sister, Hannah Scheer, Constableville, a nephew, Julian Amidon; nine aunts and seven uncles and many cousins.  Peter was predeceased by his four grandparents and an aunt. 


Funeral Services are Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 1:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls.  Calling hours are Tuesday 4-7 P.M. and Wednesday from 12 Noon until 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home.      

Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain View Prevention Services 7714 Number 3 Road, Lowville, New York 13367.


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