Kenneth L. Shettleton

April 17, 2013 

CARTHAGE, N.Y.    Kenneth L. Shettleton, 87, of 3536 VanBrocklin Rd., died Tuesday, April 16, at his residence where he was under the care of his family and Hospice of Lewis County.

May 8, 1925, in Carthage, the son of the late Howard and Alice Wells Shettleton, he attended Carthage High School. 

He married the former Clara B. Trombley on Sept. 28, 1946, at the Baptist Parsonage in Carthage. 

Ken was an automotive mechanic in various car dealerships for over 40 years. He retired in 1987. 

He was a talented musician, had his own band and played several instruments.

He was an exempt member of the Carthage Vol. Fire Dept. Carthage.

Surviving are his wife Clara B., Carthage; two sons, Howard of Black River and Kevin, Carthage, three grandchildren, Tammy Mayer and Amanda and Brandon Shettleton; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Kehoe, Watertown, and Linda Allen, Sackets Harbor; a brother, Carleton Shettleton, Deferiet; and several nieces and nephews. 

A sister, Carol Schneider, and a brother, Keith Shettleton, and a grandson, Jason Shettleton, all died before him.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at First Baptist Church, Carthage, with Rev. Robert Barone officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Carthage. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, PO Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

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Information provided by Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.