AnnJane M. Slate, 71, Silver Street Road, Theresa, passed away Wednesday, July 31, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
She had been under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.
She was born January 18, 1942, in Carthage, the daughter of Luzerne and Estella Cole Tuttle. She attended Carthage High School. She married Arnold Slate, the love off her life, on November 30, 1958 at Antwerp Methodist Church.
Mrs. Slate worked as a bus driver and as a janitor for Indian River School District for many years.
Mrs. Slate was an avid reader, crafter, and she loved sewing. She loved family time, especially being a part of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren’s lives. Her home was always open to those in need; she had a large heart and open arms. Love was not in short supply with Granny around.
Surviving her besides her husband are four children and their spouses: Randi (Michael) McCarthy, Arnold Jr. (Judy Preston) Slate, Tina (Russell) Benton, Edwin (Jennifer) Slate; a nephew whom she loved as a son, Alexander (Sheri) Peer; a granddaughter she raised as a daughter, Shannon Slate, all of Theresa; a brother, Richard (Kay) Tuttle, Carthage; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; as well as step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Luzerne and Robert Tuttle, died before her.
A memorial service will be 1:00 PM, August 3, at the Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown. Calling hours will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM prior to the service.
Donations may be given in her memory to Indian River Ambulance Service Inc. Po Box 245, Philadelphia, NY 13642 OR Hospice of Jefferson County 1398 Gotham St. Watertown, NY 13601
Arrangements are with Cleveland Funeral Home, Inc., Watertown, NY.
Online condolences can be made at clevelandfuneralhomeinc.com.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Watertown, NY
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