Doris E. Stanton

December 16, 2012  

LOWVILLE, N.Y.  ó  Doris Ella McCue Stanton, 89, of Brookside Circle, died Sunday morning, Dec. 16, at Lewis County General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Lowville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Beth OíNeil, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Lowville Rural Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. 

Doris was born April 8, 1923, in the town of Martinsburg, a daughter of Melvin and Ella Meyer McCue. In November 1930, at the age of seven, she moved with her family from Glenfield to a farm on outer Stowe Street in Lowville. Doris graduated from Lowville Academy in 1941. 

She worked at Grahamís Store in Lowville before working as head bookkeeper at Lowville Producerís Dairy Co-Op, Inc. from 1943 to 1946. 

On April 25, 1945, she married Arthur Earl Stanton. Mr. Stanton died Jan. 12, 1997. 

Together, the couple purchased the former Clara Stoddard farm on the West Martinsburg Road, outer Stowe Street, and owned and operated the dairy farm until June 1987, retiring from farming after 42 years. After retirement, they designed and had their home built on Summit Avenue, where they lived and enjoyed having family and friends visit. In 2007 Doris sold her home, and moved to Brookside Senior Living Community, where she enjoyed the Brookside family. Mrs. Stanton worked as bookkeeper in the office of the coupleís Stanton Insurance business from 1951 until 1985. The business was sold to their nephew, the late Thomas McCue, and became the Stanton-McCue Agency, which is now Foy Agency.

Mrs. Stanton was a member of Lowville United Methodist Church, where she was active with the United Methodist Women, Boosters of the Church, and was chairperson of the Communion Committee for many years. She was a member of Lowville Grange, Pomona Grange, State and National Grange. Doris held offices in both the Lowville Grange and Pomona Grange. She was a member of the East Lowville Homemakers, the Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary, the Lewis County Historical Society, and volunteered at the Head to Toe used clothing store.

Doris enjoyed photography, and loved to host gatherings of family and friends at her home and at the family camp at Brantingham Lake, most of all, she loved her family.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly S. and M. Kenneth Cannan, Indian Lake; three grandsons, Kenneth S. and Elizabeth Cannan, Indian Lake, Jeffrey A. and Kerry Cannan, Canandaigua, and Steven J. and Mary Cannan, Indian Lake; three great-grandchildren, Logan Patrick Cannan, Kylie Jo Cannan, and Kaitlyn Mary Cannan; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Anna and Raymond Gordon, and Sarah Tiffany, all of Lowville; a brother and his wife, Paul and Pauline McCue, North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Dot McCue, Lowville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Two sisters, Mary Kelly and Shirley Adydan, and two brothers, Robert McCue and John McCue, all died before her.

Contributions may be made to Lowville United Methodist Church, 7618 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.

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Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.