Jane L. Sheldon

January 23, 2011

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 53years, in 1994and 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.

  1. Charlotte Vant Gillespie :

    Date: January 24, 2011 @

    Lorraine, Pete, Mary,
    I am sorry to hear about Aunt Jane. I loved her as she was one of my favorite people. She was always very interested in me and my family, remembering different special things about my children. I will miss her beautiful smile and infectious laugh.
    I am sure Aunt Jane is enjoying her new adventure.
    Much love,

  2. Ed Grant :

    Date: January 25, 2011 @

    Please accept our condolences, from the Grant Family, Middletown NJ

  3. Jacobson Farms, Inc. (Ron, Jerry, Adam, Cory Jacobson and Julie Jacobson-Pawlewicz) :

    Date: January 25, 2011 @

    So Sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. She was a great lady and will be deeply missed. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Judy Vivlemore :

    Date: January 25, 2011 @

    Lorraine, Peter & Mary,

    My thoughts & prayers are with you all. I know Jane is getting a card game started in
    Heaven. I am sure Ken and Ray are already
    anted up.

    Love, Judy

  5. Tom and Donna Avery :

    Date: January 26, 2011 @

    Dear Sheldons,
    Tom and I were so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Tom and Donna Avery
    Daytona Beach, FL

  6. Kevin Lang :

    Date: January 27, 2011 @

    Hi Mary,

    My thoughts are with you. Your Mom sounds like she was quite a woman. I hope that the healing process for you and your family is tempered by a positive perspective.

    Kevin Lang

  7. Barbara Blais :

    Date: January 27, 2011 @

    Dear Mary,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know you have been a wonderful daughter to your mom as she dealt with the alzheimer journey. When Nancy and I did that with our Mom we had times where we laughed and cried together. May the happy memories fill your heart and memory. I did not know your mom but she sounded like a wonderful, fun-loving person (much like you!!)
    God Bless you and your family. Love, Barb Blais

  8. debra Elmer :

    Date: January 28, 2011 @

    we are very sorry for your lose she was a wonderfuL lady, my husband ray worked for ken and phil for many years and i just loved her, i then took care of her at st.lukes are prayers are with you

  9. Ruth Stoutenger :

    Date: March 5, 2011 @

    Im so sorry for your loss. I aso cared for her at st.lukes. she was just the sweetest lady ever and so happy and just loveddd her popcorn=] I will always remember her as my little ballerina ever since she did her ballet moves at the side rail in the hallway=]she will be forever missed!I love you Jane.

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