Hester J. Shene
February 24, 1915 - June 9, 2013
Hester J. Shene, 98, formerly of Star Lake, passed away on June 9, 2013, at the Syracuse Home in Baldwinsville.
Hester was born on Feb. 24, 1915, in Fine to the late George and Ruth (Barraford) Javall. She grew up in South Edwards, graduated from Edwards High School in 1932 and from Dexter Teacher Training Class.
Hester married Lawrence A. Shene on May 13, 1933, at the Hermon Methodist Parsonage with the Rev. Myron French officiating. They were married 57 years. Mr. Shene passed away on Oct. 7, 1990.
Besides being a teacher, store owner, bookkeeper, mother and homemaker, Hester was very active in the community. She was a former member of the Fine Eastern Star, the South Edwards Methodist Church, the Fine Home Bureau, the Clifton-Fine Hospital Auxiliary and the Star Lake Senior Citizens.
Her survivors include her son, Burt L. Shene of Raleigh, NC; three daughters, Beverly S. Selby of Baldwinsville; Patsy S. Kaufman of Aiken, SC and Nancy C. Mucenski of Potsdam, N.Y. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her parents; a sister, Vaneshia Thompson; a brother, Lester Javall; and a granddaughter, Patricia Mucenski.
Hester always had a great love for her family and was very proud of her children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments.
Calling hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the South Edwards Methodist Church, with the funeral service following immediately after the calling hours at the church on 1 p.m. with the Rev. Scott Smith officiating. Burial will be in the South Edwards Cemetery. Arrangements are with the French Funeral Home in Edwards.
The family thanks the staff at Syracuse Home for their love and care for Hester during her time there.
Donations in memory of Hester may be made to the South Edwards Methodist Church, C/o Barbara Fenton, 990 Co. Rt. 23, Edwards NY 13635 or the Clifton-Fine Hospital, 1014 Oswegatchie Trail, Star Lake NY 13690. Condolences may be made online at frenchfuneralhomes.com.