September 12, 1926 - April 17, 2015

NEW BREMEN - Elise L. Thomas, 88, formerly of State Route 812, died late Friday evening, April 17, 2015 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility where she was a resident for a short time.

Mrs. Thomas was born September 12, 1926 in Galveston, Texas, the daughter of the late Lancelot C. and Christine (Thomas) Atwell. She married Robert F. Thomas on June 22, 1964 in Alexandria, Louisiana. Elise and Robert made their home on Rte. 812 in New Bremen. She was a home care aide for local patients and families. Robert died on February 2, 2007.

Per Elise’s wishes there will be no services. Her private burial will be in New Bremen Rural Cemetery.  For an on-line message of sympathy, please visit

August 12, 1914 - April 13, 2015

Boonville- Ruth V. Hughes, age 100, a long time resident of East Schuyler St., widow of Cleo, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabiliation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since March of 2015.

She was born in Remsen, on August 12, 1914, a daughter of C. Ray and May A. Humphrey Harvey. Ruth moved to Boonville, with her family in 1922, and graduated from Boonville High School, with the Class of 1932. There after she continued her education attending Tarkio College, Tarkio, MO, where she met her future husband, and love of her life, Cleo L. Hughes, whom she married on December 25, 1934, at the home of the bride, on Summit St. Boonville. In 1952, the couple moved to their present home. Ruth was owner and bookkeeper, first for C. Hughes Ford Motor Garage, in Boonville, and later for C. Hughes Hardware, also Boonville. Together, they operated their businesses and enjoyed a very adventurous life. Mr. Hughes died on December 18, 1979.

Mrs. Hughes was a 90 year member of the Boonville United Methodist Church, where she had served as a Sunday School Teacher for several years, taught in Vacation Bible School, was a member of United Methodist Women, and had served on various church boards. She was also a member of Salma Chapter OES, Boonville, Boonville Historical Club and she enjoyed reading.

Ruth is survived by two daughters, Mary Lucille (Guy) Bush, Edinburg, TX, and Nancy H. Scherz, Boonville; nine grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and many great great grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Young, Lincoln, NE, and Barbara Schweinsberg, Boonville. She was predeceased by sisters, Margaret Hays, Mary Wendt, and Rae Marcy and by one brother, Robert Harvey.

Her Funeral will be Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Boonville United Methodist Church, where Pastor Daniel Richter, will officiate. Interment will be later this spring in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday 4-8 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville United Methodist Church.

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Lautenschlager obit

January 27, 1945 to April 11, 2015

CASTORLAND - Edward C. Lautenschlager, 70, of Climax Street, a life-long resident of Castorland, died Saturday evening, April 11, 2015, at his home under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Castorland Union Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the Lowville VFW immediately following the graveside service. Calling hours will be from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the funeral home.

Edward was born on January 27, 1945 in Carthage, a son of the late Gerald F. and Katherine Empey Lautenschlager. He graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School in 1964, then serving in the four years in the U.S. Navy, until his honorable discharge in 1968. On August 28, 1971, he married Margaret “Peg” McVoy at Beaver Falls United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman officiating. Ed worked at Climax Manufacturing in Castorland, and later in Lowville, for 42 years, where he retired in 2007.

Ed was a member of Lowville American Legion Post #162. He enjoyed socializing with family and friends, and enjoyed Syracuse Orangemen games. He lived for his family, especially his wife, Punkin, and enjoyed small repair projects.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Peggy; his two daughters, Michelle Wilder of Lowville; Marcy and Jeff Ward of Lowville; three grandchildren, James Wilder, Ashley Ward and Paige Ward; five sisters and two brothers, Shirley Lautenschlager of Carthage; Gerald “Leslie” and Wanetta Lautenschlager of Utah; Mary Ellen Lanoue of Texas; Martha and James MacPherson of South Carolina; Mark Lautenschlager and his wife, Michelle Bridge of Gouverneur; Bernice and John Clifford of Texas; Louise Keefer of Lowville; a sister-in-law, Madeline Lautenschlager; and a large extended family of many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by both his parents, and a brother, Walter Frederick Lautenschlager.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367; or to Castorland Fire Department, 5187 NYS Rt. 410, Castorland, NY 13620.

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September 29, 1959 - April 12, 2015

Boonville- Robert D. Marmon, Jr. passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015. He was born in Brooklyn, NYC, on September 29, 1959, and grew up in North Bablyon, LI, where he graduated from high school with the Class of 1977. While in high school he became an accomplished trumpet player, playing in the North Babylon High School Band. He furtherd his education by earning his Bachelor Degree as an Art Major, graduating in 1981, from Dowling College, Oakdale, Long Island.

Soon after he graduated from college, he moved to Port Leyden, NY., where he felt very much at home. For several years Mr. Marmon was employed in the finishing department at Ethan Allen Furniture Factory, Boonville, before a disabliity made it impossible to continue working. Before moving to Boonville, he had made his home with his maternal grandmother, Mary Marmon in Port Leyden.

Bob loved the North Counrty, where he greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and just sitting by the Moose River drawing and painting. He also enjoyed bowling.

Mr. Marmon was of the Catholic faith and a member of the Boonville Rod & Gun Club.

He is survived by one son and daughter in law, David and Amanda Marmon, Cold Brook; two grandchildren, Alexis and Mason, three sisters, Carolynne O'Neal, TN, Loraine Woodcock, MI, and Anne Marie Maloney, New York City. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles and cousins. Robert is also survived by his faithful canine companion, "Sammy" who he loved dearly.

His Funeral will be on Friday at 5 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where visitation hours will be from 2-5 p.m. on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central New York Chapter of AFSP, P.O. Box 283, Pheonix, NY 13135, or to the Dodge Pratt Northam Foundation for the Youth Summer Art Program.

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May 12, 1926 - April 13, 2015

Kayuta Lake- Clara L. (Beach) Jenny, 88, widow of Richard J. passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015, at her residence, while surrounded by the loving care of her family.

She was born in Utica, on May 12, 1926, a daughter of Clayton A. and Pearl C. Denslow Beach. Clara grew up in Utica, where she graduated from Utica Free Academy with the Class of 1944. Thereafter she attended Utica Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, receiving her Registered Nurse Degree. Mrs. Jenny was employed for many years as a Registered Nurse in the Nursery at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, retiring in 1986.

On December 30, 1950, Clara was united in marriage with Richard J. Jenny, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica. After that the couple lived in south Utica; in 1975, they moved to their present home on Kayuta Lake. Mr. Jenny, a US Marine Veteran of the Korean Conflict Era, and manager of Mohawk Valley Oil Co. Marcy, died on June 2, 1985.

Mrs. Jenny was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Forestport. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and wood crafts. She also enjoyed watching her grandson,
David, operate the locomotive on the Mohawk Adirondack & Northern Railroad, from Utica to Boonville.

Clara is survived by three sons and daughters in law, Richard W. (Peggy) Jenny, Middle Grove, NY, James M. (Mary) Jenny, Remsen, and Robert K. (Cynthia) Jenny, Piseco, NY; two daughters, Judy Ladlee, Remsen and Jacqueline Jenny, Remsen; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson Christopher Ladlee, in 1982, and by a son in law, Jerry Ladlee, in 2011.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial, on Wednesday at 1:00 P.M. at St. Patrick's Church, Forestport, with interment to follow in Port Leyden Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Church Forestport, in care of Christ our Hope Catholic Community, 110 Charles St. Boonville, NY 13309. Her arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.

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