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Laurie S. DeShane and Kendra L. DeShane


Harrisville - Laurie S. DeShane, 43, of 14480 Hands Flat Road, and her daughter, Kendra L. DeShane, 20 of 5503 Naumburg Lane, Castorland, died Saturday, December 29, 2012, after being involved in a traffic accident on State Rt. # 26 on Fort Drum.

Laurie was born in Lowville on June 16, 1969, the daughter of the late Milton and Irma LaVancha Luther Sr. She attended school in Harrisville. She married Stephen R. DeShane on June 20, 1992 in Gouverneur. She was currently working as an Assistant Manager with the Stewart’s Shop in Great Bend.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen R. of Harrisville, one daughter: Krista DeShane of Harrisville, one son: Kevin Sears Jr. of Harrisville, two step sons, Stephen DeShane Jr. of Zephyrhills, FL and Shane DeShane of Gouverneur, a grandson, Lukas LaLone; and two step grandchildren Stephen and Samantha DeShane, five sisters: Joyce Buckley of Barrington, NJ, Juanita Fazekas of Turin, Debbie Ward of Remsen, Marie Hutton of Fowler and Denise Sawyer of Depaulville, one brother: Milton Luther Jr. of Albany, and several nieces and nephews.

Kendra was born on September 22, 1992 in Carthage, the daughter of Stephen R. and Laurie Luther DeShane. She was a 2012 graduate of Carthage Central High School and was currently working at the Stewart’s Shop in Lowville. She is survived by her father, Stephen R. DeShane of Harrisville, a sister: Krista DeShane of Harrisville, a brother: Kevin Sears Jr. of Harrisville, two step brothers, Stephen DeShane Jr. of Zephyrhills, FL and Shane DeShane of Gouverneur, a nephew, Lukas LaLone; and a step niece: Samantha DeShane and step nephew: Stephen DeShane and several Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Also surviving her her companion Christopher Brundage of Castorland and his children, Alyssa and Gage Brundage.

Funeral services for Laurie and Kendra will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 2:00pm at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage with Lori Hickey officiating. Burial will be in Harrisville Cemetery. Calling hours will precede the funeral from the hours of 11-2pm on Thursday.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, monetary contributions be sent to the family.

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