Ardis G. Crandall, 89, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Ardis G. Crandall, 89, Watertown, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020, at her home.

She was born March 27, 1930, in the town of Brownville, the daughter of the late Lyle and Harriet A. Plank Rundell and was a graduate of Watertown High School.

On April 18, 1953, she married Robert G. Crandall at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Benoit Dostie officiating. Mr. Crandall died on Oct. 24, 2005.

In her younger years, Ardis enjoyed crocheting, gardening and plants, and her CB radio.

She is survived by her three children, Paula A. Stevens, Modesto, CA, Cathy D. Reid and husband Robert, Jr., Henderson, and R. Mark Crandall and wife Loretta, Black River; four grandchildren, Jon Crandall and wife Alyssa, Kristie Stevens, Tracy Stevens-Doige and husband David Doige, Robert Reid, and Ashley Crandall; seven great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A granddaughter, Kristie Stevens, and a brother, Lawrence Rundell, died before her.

Calling hours will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. A prayer service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the funeral home. Burial in Brookside Cemetery will be in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ardis’ name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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