Shirley Lehnis, 69

FULTON, NY – Shirley Lehnis, 69, of Fulton, died Monday July 7, 2014, at University Hospital, Syracuse, after a short illness.

She was born in Buffalo, NY, to the late Guy and Florence (Harvey) Francis.

She had been a resident of Fulton since 2007 until just recently when she moved to Scriba, NY, to be with her daughter.

Mrs. Lehnis was past owner and operator of the Arcade Hotel and Restaurant, Arcade, NY.

She was also employed with Towpath Towers, Fulton, in the maintenance department and she worked with Workload Temporary Agency.

Mrs. Lehnis was a past volunteer with the Fulton Salvation Army where she helped as a cook.

She was predeceased by her special friend, Albert Morgan in 1989.

Mrs. Lehnis is survived by her children: Susan (Steve Boak) Snyder of Scriba, Howard (Lisa) Gohn of Buffalo, Guy Gohn of Ohio and David Martin of South Carolina; six grandchildren: David, Jessica, Cassie, William, Dale and Lisa; 10 great-grandchildren: Holana, Trent, Elle, Kiara, Ceara, Javante, David III, Devin, Sky and Erin (and one on the way); and several siblings, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and burial will be held privately.

Calling hours will be conducted 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, has care of the arrangements.


  1. No words can even come close to express the hurt n pain that I feel.. A part of me left with you Grandma .. I Love you ..

  2. hey there granny we miss you we all will see you on the other side we all love you thank you for all the good times your watching over us know you will be with us every where we go god be with you

  3. I love you mom, I can’t explain how much it hurts to know I’m never gonna have u home again, this house feels empty with out u.. I miss everything about you.. even ur attitude, I got noone to bitch to now. .I will see you on the other side say hi to al for me I love you both

  4. hi granny we all miss you so much you can fly with the angles thanks for the good times you are watching over us know you will always be in hour hearts till we meet in heaven we all love you its only good bye for know hugs and kisses

  5. Granny I love you and I am going to miss you everyday. You were the one who helped me or in other words you saved me. This whole family has saved me from the person I once was, but you were the one who gave me a chance when no one else really did. You forgave me but I never forgave myself and you helped me on my own path of forgiveness. I guess what I am trying to say is you were my angel even before your life stopped. I will always be forever grateful for you advice, time, patience and love. God has just got the most sweetest and truthful angel even if some of us thought at the time it was not the truth we eventually realized it really was and yes the truth hurts. That and Dave wants you to know thanks for ditching him now he has no one to share his birthday with.

  6. Dear Shirley, I didn’t know you for very long but you always made me feel comfortable when I came over, for dinner mostly….I remember the first time I met you at Sue’s and you met Bella and loved her even though she reminded you of your precious dog :(…..I’ll miss your smile and friendship

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