Joan A. DeMatteo Clark, 78, of Fulton, died Saturday, April 7, 2012 at home following a brief illness.
She retired as office manager at Palmer’s Chevrolet and had previously worked at Par-K Enterprises and Cole Muffler all in Fulton. She loved dancing and gardening.
She was predeceased by a son, David “Mike” LeVea; daughter, Lisa Milliken; and brother, Donald DeMatteo.
Surviving are her children, Kathy LeVea of Penfield, Billy (Missy) LeVea of Hannibal, Jay (Kelly) LeVea of Fulton, Tami (Steve) Shinnick of Elkton, Md., John (Becky) Clark of Fulton, and Curtis Clark of Elkton, Md.; sister, Mary Jane Maliszewski of Fulton; brother, Louis DeMatteo of Wildwood, Fla.; 25 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson and two nieces.
Calling hours will be held today, April 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with services to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126-0102.
The Hannibal Free Library and the Hannibal Friends of the Library recently honored Stella James as Hannibal’s 2012 Woman of the Year.
The celebration was held in the Community Center, and friends and family attended to celebrate with her.
James is involved in many different organizations, including Senior Nutrition, The Friends of the Hannibal Free Library, The Hannibal Historical Society, The Elderberries (of which she serves as president in the winter months), and the Senior Council.
“I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands and they were shouting with a mighty shout, “Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!” — Revelation 7:9-10
It is a joyous crowd and an amazing display of the mercy and grace of God…a wonderfully astounding sight like nothing else in the history of the world.
It is a sight that will cause, “all the angels to fall before the throne with their faces to the ground, worshipping God and singing, ‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength belong to our God forever and ever! Amen’.”
According to new Hannibal varsity softball voach Jill Dunkleberger, the Lady Warriors have what it takes to improve upon last season’s record.
However, the goal of improving on last season’s record served as the catalyst for other goals that the team has decided upon: the number of wins the team believes that it can earn as well as the acceptable amount of errors per game, said Dunkleberger.
Hannibal will feature a balanced group of both younger and experienced players this season. Dunkleberger has been pushing her veteran players to serve as leadership figures for their younger teammates.