Jane L. Sheldon, 92, of Oswego, passed away on January 23, 2011 at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.
Born in Syracuse on December 14, 1918, she was the daughter of Robert and Mabel Orr. Jane had attended Syracuse schools and moved to Fulton in 1938. She will be remembered for her performances in Vaudeville as a young girl and entertaining with her accordion in theaters and at special events in the Oswego County area.
Jane married Kenneth Sheldon in 1941 and was a partner and manager of Sheldon Farms, Whitaker Road, Oswego for over 40 years. Jane was a communicant of The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Fulton and Sacred Heart Church in Scriba. She was also a member of Catholic Daughters of America and Fulton Women’s Club. She enjoyed many trips to Florida and lived in Daytona Beach from 2003-2007.
Her greatest joy in later years was her role as loving mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters, Lorraine Sheldon, of Port Orange, FL, Mary Sheldon Jarvis, of Oswego and one son, Peter J. Sheldon and wife Deborah, of Atlantic Beach, FL; her grandchildren, Edward (Cory) Coakley, Jeffery (Gretchen) Coakley and Robert (Angela) Coakley, Kerry (Sheldon) (Rick) Uerkvitz and Erin (Sheldon) (Greg) Schwamb, Mitchell Jarvis and Gregory Jarvis; eight great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Ken, of 53 years, in 1994 and by her sister-in-law, Clara Vant, of Volney in 2010.
Services are 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Church (formerly The Church of the Immaculate Conception) corner of Rochester and Buffalo Streets, Fulton. The family will receive family and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Burial will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, CNY Chapter, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, 13204-1305 or a charity of your choice.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.