Eleanor L. Terry, 88, Castorland

CASTORLAND, NY – Eleanor L. Terry, 88, of Karcher Estates, passed away Sunday morning, May 15, 2022 at her home.

A calling hour will be 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville with a prayer service at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church with Rev. Donald Manfred, Pastor officiating.  Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery. A luncheon at Karcher Country Estates, Castorland, will immediately follow the graveside service. Please bring a dish to pass, all are welcome.

Eleanor was born on Nov. 5, 1933, at home in the Town of Croghan, a daughter of the late Leland C. and Maude L. Jaycox Ver Schneider.  She graduated from Father Leo Memorial School in 1951.

On June 15, 1970, she married Robert Terry at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church at Number Four, NY. Together with her husband, the couple owned and operated Terry’s Garage and Grocery Store in Castorland for many years, and also operated a mink farm.

Eleanor was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan.  She loved to play bingo, and in her younger days, she enjoyed planting large vegetable and flower gardens. Eleanor also enjoyed writing to her pen pals, dancing, and cake decorating. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her two grandsons.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Dennis Pridell, and their two sons, Chandler and Noah, all of Lowville; a sister, Jean Ver Schneider of Lowville; a sister-in-law, Norma Ver Schneider of Castorland; ; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William and Gloria Terry of Beaver Falls; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Terry; two brothers, Leslie F. and Kenneth G. Ver Schneider.

Contributions may be made to the St. Stephen’s Catholic Church Restoration Campaign, P.O. Box 38, Croghan, NY 13327; or Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com .