Mrs. Sandra M. Ellingsworth, 74, of Co. Rt. 15, died Sunday morning at her home, where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.
Calling hours will be Thursday, April 6th, from 3-5pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. The funeral service will follow at 5pm with Reverend Don Briant officiating. A reception will follow at 6:15pm at the Brownville American Legion.
Sandra was born February 13th, 1943, in Cape Vincent, the daughter of John and Ester Humphrey Grant. She attended Cape Vincent schools.
On April 23rd, 1977, she married Gary Ellingsworth in Clayton with Justice of the Peace Donald Sheley officiating. Gary, a retired Deputy Sheriff, died June 30th, 2006, at age 73.
A previous marriage to Marvin Weaver ended in divorce.
Sandra was a school bus driver for over 27 years, retiring in 2002, where she drove for Sackets Harbor and 1000 Islands School district.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, gambling, and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving are three daughters, Claudia Pickett of LaFargeville, Crystal (Timothy) Lawler of Watertown, and Pauline (Eric) Constance of Sackets Harbor; two sons, Maurice (Denise) Weaver of LaFargeville, and Marty (Betsy) Weaver of Wyoming; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one brother, Maurice (Thelma) Grant of Missouri; two sisters, Linda (Fred) Aubertine of Chaumont, and Nancy (Larry) Deshaw of Clayton; one brother in law, Merle McWayne, of Sackets Harbor; nieces and nephews.
One sister, Bonnie McWayne, died before her.
Donations can be made in her name to the Hospice Of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601, or T.I.E.R.S., P.O. Box 524, Clayton, N.Y. 13624.