Clara M. Kurhela, 88, a former Schroeppel resident, died at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton, Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
She was born in Volney to her late parents, Clara (Baker) and James Curran.
She was a lab technician for General Electric, Syracuse, retiring in 1984 after 24 years of service.
A lady of faith, she was a member of the Central Square Congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnessess.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wlfred G. Kurhela in 2004, and her son, Eric Kurhela in 2003.
Surviving are her daughters and son, Elizabeth Russell of Inverness, Fla., Elsa (Sully) Nappa of Hannibal, and Arvid Kurhela of Phoenix; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today, July 7 at 10 a.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. Calling hours were held yesterday at the funeral home.
Burial will be held Tuesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. in Roosevelt Cemetery, 4434 N.Y.S. Rte. 49, Schroeppel.
Contributions may be made to Central Square Congregation of the Jehovah’s Wittnesses, 12 Gildner Rd., Central Square, NY 13036.