Mary R. Woolschlager, 84, Lowville

LOWVILLE, NY – Mary R. Woolschlager, 84, of Waters Road, passed away on Saturday morning, Aug. 8, 2020, at her home under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.

Calling hours will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Face masks and social distancing are required.  The funeral service will be private for family at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. David Herrmann officiating. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Croghan.

Born March 18, 1936, in Antwerp NY, a daughter of the late Claude B. and Ethel E. Fergusson Wilder, she graduated in 1953 from Antwerp High School.

A marriage to Paul Davis in 1953 later ended in divorce.

On Sept. 4, 1981, she married Elwin J. Woolschlager at the First Presbyterian Church parsonage.

Mary worked for Kraft Foods in Lowville for 12 years, retiring in 1985.

She was a life member of Lowville American Legion Post 162 Auxiliary, a life member of Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 Auxiliary, a member of the Daughters of 1812, the Colonial Dames, and a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mary’s ancestors were direct descendants of the Mayflower. She was a member of The Knitters, Red Hatters, and Kraft Golden Girls.  Mary enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 39 years, Elwin; her children, Paula Ann and Kurt Hanno of Tennessee; Frederick Davis of Watertown; Jamie and Scott Whiteman of Florida; Jeffery and Terri Davis of Lowville; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Debra Lee Burke.

A special thank you to Hospice, the Woolschlager family, and Kelly Devendorf for making Mary comfortable.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Lowville American Legion, 5383 Dayan St., Lowville, NY 13367.

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