Born in Fulton, she was a life resident of the Hannibal and Oswego areas. She was a mail carrier for 40 years and had retired from the Pennellville Post Office.
She was previously a nurse’s aide at Oswego Hospital on the Extended Care Floor. She was a 20 year member of the Hannibal Volunteer Fire Company, had served as director of operations for the ambulance service and on the board of directors.
She was a six-year member of the Hannibal Fire Company Auxiliary and had served as assistant treasurer.
She was president of the Hannibal Historical Society and a member of the Oswego Town Historical Society.
In 2011, she was awarded the Hannibal Alumni Association Person of the Year. She volunteered for American Red Cross, Oswego County D.A.T. Team and Oswego County Hospice.
She enjoyed the farm, animals, camping, fishing, flower and vegetable gardening and cooking.
Surviving are her companion of 22 years, Hugh Lewis of Oswego; children, Beckey McCarthy of Potstown, Pa., Cindy (Daniel) Gonzales of Round Rock, Texas, and Carl (Trisha) Scruton of Hannibal; step-children, Mark (Jeanne) Lewis of Oswego, Michelle (Bill) Snyder of Oswego and Daniel (Barb) Lewis of West Monroe; sister, Jean Lewis of Oswego; a brother, Robert (Patricia) Coe of Oswego; step-sister, Loramae Martin of Florida; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held today, June 30 at 10 a.m. at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal. Burial will be private. Calling hours were held yesterday at the funeral home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal. Contributions may be made to the Hannibal Fire Company Auxiliary, P.O. Box 244, Hannibal, NY 13074.