Debbie L. Wood, 63, Clayton

CLAYTON, NY —  Debbie L. Wood, 63, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept, 20, 2022, at her home in Clayton.

Debbie was born May 30, 1959, in Watertown, the daughter of Robert J. and Louise J. Phelps Sherman. She graduated from Thousand Islands High School.

Her first marriage ended in divorce. On Sept. 30, 1995, she married Keith D. Wood at the Depauville United Methodist Church with Rev. Joseph DeGroote officiating.

She was a maintenance worker for the Town of Clayton at Cerow Recreation Park. Debbie was Methodist, enjoyed gardening, baking, and especially spending time with the light of her life, her granddaughter Kennedy.

Along with her husband, Keith, she is survived by her two daughters, Erica L Manning-Orvis and husband Logan Manning-Orvis and Janette V. Harvey and husband Curtis, all of Clayton; granddaughter Kennedy Harvey; two brothers, William J. Sherman and Allen R. Sherman and wife Marcia, all of Clayton; two nieces, one nephew, and several cousins.

A celebration of Debbie’s life will be held noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Depauville Social Hall.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

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In lieu of flowers donations in Debbie’s name may be made to SPCA of Jefferson County, 25056 Water St., Watertown, NY 13601.