February 8, 2016
Diana L. Shanley, 61, S. State St., Lowville passed away Monday, February 8, 2016, at Lewis County General Hospital. A calling hour will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Tuesday, February 16, from 5:30 - 6:30PM followed by a funeral service at 7PM with Donna Fitchette presiding.
Diana was born in Alexandria Bay on February 14, 1954, daughter of Leon S. "Chuck" and Virginia R. Dunaway Youngs and she attended Clayton school. Marriages to Robert Neary, C. J. Hatch, and James Elliott ended in divorces. She then married Troy Shanley and he predeceased her. She had worked as a home health aide in the Watertown and Clayton areas. Diana was Baptist and enjoyed stock car racing, crafting, fishing and gardening.
She is survived by her two daughters, Sandy M. Jeffries, Alexandria Bay and Tammy L. Potter, NC; seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; brother, Charles Leon and Cindy Youngs, Clayton; two sisters, Charlene M. and Mark Meeks, Clayton and Cheryl A. Murray and companion, Randy Bourcy, Clayton; her dog, Ginger; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, sister, Linda L. Kilgore and a niece.
In lieu of flowers donations in Diana's name may be made to Meals of Wheels, 247 Factory St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Diana's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com