PHOENIX, NY – Jean S. LaFave, 76, of Liverpool, passed away at the
Eastern Star Home in Oriskany on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
Born in Gouverneur to her late parents, Ailsa Erline (Harrington) and Hollis Llewelyn Scruton on October 16, 1935, she was raised in Oswegatchie.
She attended school in Clifton Fine, and graduated S.U.N.Y. Canton.
Jean was a teacher’s aide at E.J. Dillon Junior High School, Phoenix.
She was a member of the First Congregational UCC, and its Dorcas Circle; served as matron and secretary in the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 172, Phoenix, junior deputy of Triangle Girls, DDGM in 1983, grand chaplain in 1999; a volunteer at the Eastern Star Home; a member of the Phoenix Topics Club.
Surviving are her loving husband of 57 years, Earl B. LaFave; four sons, Keith (Sylvia) LaFave of Lake St. Louis, Mo., Kevin (Michelle) LaFave of Baldwinsville, David LaFave of Colorado and Daniel LaFave of Mexico; one daughter, Darleen (Michael) Ballou of Palermo; one sister, Joanne LeRoux; two brothers, Ivan and Bill Scruton; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational, UCC, 43 Bridge St., Phoenix.
Burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m., with a OES prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.
Contributions in her memory to: Eastern Star Home, Activities Dept., P. O. Box 959, Oriskany, NY 13424, or the First Congregational, United Church of Christ, Phoenix.