May 13, 1925 - June 5, 2018
A life well lived is a precious gift, of hope and strength and grace, from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place. It's filled with moments, sweet and sad with smiles and sometimes tears, with friendships formed and good times shared, and laughter through the years. A life well lived is a legacy, of joy and pride and pleasure, a living, lasting memory our grateful heart's will treasure. Jean Frances Elston, 93, of Barton NY, Savannah GA, and Indiantown FL passed away on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018. Jean was predeceased by her son, Michael Elston, son-in-law Blaise Widmer and her husband of 65 years, Jack Elston. Jean is survived by her children, Jerry (Cheryl) Elston, Karen Widmer, Teresa (Jim) Ryder, Tom (Sue) Elston and daughter-in-law, Connie Elston. Also surviving are grandchildren - Michele (Charlie) Lerche, Seneca (Shane) Mallar, Jada (Russ) Turner, Erin Elston, Craig Elston, Patrick (Kristen) Elston, Carey (JonPaul) Howey, Sarah (Kevin) Ryck, Paul (Bonnie) Slater, Matt (Amy) Widmer, Samantha (Anthony) Tomlinson, Marc (Jodee) Widmer, Abbey (Larry) Widmer, Andrea (John) Harrison, Kyle (Tyle) Wilson, Lindsey Thetga, Ryan (Nicole) Elston, Sumer (Phil) North and Mike (Julie) Elston. Jean was also blessed with 33 great grandchildren - Derek, Olivia, Emma, Ethan, Sophie, Natalie, Dustin, Colin, Bailey, Brynn, Madison, Reese, Dominic, Jerry, Luke, Brooke, Katelyn, Miles, Mackenzie, Tyson, Kylee, Christopher, Samantha, Tristan, Olivia, Harry, Archie, Eli, Taite, Molly, Jack, Tritan, and Rebecca Jean. Jean married Jack in 1945 and resided in Barton raising their family for many years. Cooking meals and feeding family and friends was her joy and talent. She could feed a crowd with what seemed like Sundays leftovers with an ease and incredible resourcefulness that was delicious, plentiful and admired by many. In the early 80's, Jean and Jack retired and settled in a small golfing community. Jean became quite a golfer. Her crowning achievement was making a hole in one and getting her picture on the wall at her home course in Florida. Together they made many friends and wonderful memories for 20 years. And as Jean would say to all..."Hit em Good!" Jean will remembered for many things; her welcoming smile, her kind nature, and a devotion to family that has been passed down through all of us. A time of remembering the special gift Jean was to all of us will be held on Saturday, August 4th at 2 pm "on the hill". Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting her guest book at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one’s choice. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.
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