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K.L. Sharp Funeral Home
Sunday May 15th, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Monday May 16th, 2016
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Monday May 16th, 2016
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Susan F. Eccleston

Susan Fairchild Eccleston, 59, of Selkirk, NY, and formerly of McDonough, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at her childhood home in McDonough, while surrounded by her family with her two sons by her side.

Sue was born in New Berlin, NY, on August 1, 1956, the daughter of Richard and Ruth Maine Fairchild.  She carried a selfless-heart devoted to the service and care of others.  Sue was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Ravena, NY, and a member of the Ravena Grange.  Prior to moving to Selkirk, she had been employed with the Chenango County Department of Social Services for 24 years before accepting a position with the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, where she worked for ten years, until her retirement.

She is survived by her sons, Matthew (April) Stratton, of Bourbonnais, IL and Derek Stratton of New York, NY; her step-children, Bret (Patricia Kelsey) Eccleston of Cincinnatus, Robin (Andrew) Clark of Cincinnatus, and Bridget Beluskov of Taylor, SC.  She also leaves behind her father, Richard Fairchild of McDonough; brothers, Robert (Jo) Fairchild of McDonough and James (Tierney) Fairchild of NC; a sister, Linda (Charles) Mead of NC; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Llewellyn “Wally” Eccleston, on March 14, 2016, and her mother, Ruth Fairchild, in 2015.

The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Sunday, May 15, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Monday, May 16, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 1:00 p.m. with her pastor, Reverend David E. Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Taylor Rural Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Sue may be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.


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I was so happy to have the chance to meet Sue and sorry there was not more time . She certainly has a very loving family. You are all in my prayers.

Sharon McCarthy May 15 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Matt & Derek,

God Bless you and keep you in this time of sorrow. Your mother was loved and respected by many people and I am at the top of the list! I know how much she loved you both and how proud of you, too. She is vividly alive in my heart and in my memory. Love, Lisa

Lisa Stratton May 15 2016 12:00 AM

Derek and Matt, I send my sympathy and prayers to you and your family. I worked with your Mom for 10 years at the State. She was a wonderful quiet leader with a calming presence in which I will always try to replicate and we did share a lot of laughs. Please try to be at peace knowing she is in a better place.

Larry Dole May 14 2016 12:00 AM

Sending my love to you all. I will pray for God's grace to be overwhelming during this time.

Nancy Trammell May 14 2016 12:00 AM

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A TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent on May 14, 2016

Our deepest sympathy From Robin Wright,Todd Hill,MARK & AMY Hill family,Brian &Lisa Wright family, Chad & Amanda Wright family, Erica &Chris James family.

Expression of Sympathy May 14 2016 12:00 AM

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A SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Kelly Kimball & Janine DiTullio on May 14, 2016

Expression of Sympathy May 14 2016 12:00 AM

with a heavy heart we bid the family of Susan condolences, now she is with Wally RIP

Shirley R Nichols May 13 2016 12:00 AM

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A RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent on May 13, 2016

Thinking of you and sending all the love and hugs I can. You know you are special to me and my heart is aching for you and your family. I can only imagine what a wonderful son you are. I am here if you need anything. Much Love and sympathy, Tracie (little boy's mom) Edwards, Jeremy & Jamie Hunt

Expression of Sympathy May 13 2016 12:00 AM

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A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent on May 13, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your west coast family: Jack and June Hendrickson with Jeff, Julie, and JoAnn and all their families.

Expression of Sympathy May 13 2016 12:00 AM

Derek and Matt...Your mother was an amazing woman who raised two wonderful sons. I will miss her dearly. We were friends for a long time. I could always count on her for anything. Words cannot express everything I feel. I'm glad you boys are following in her footsteps of the kind of person she was. Love you both.

Marie and Veryl May 13 2016 12:00 AM

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