Verna (Shekell) Gifford, age 92, died November 18, 2018 at the Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic with her family by her side.
A Celebration of her life will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Clifton Springs, on Wednesday (November 28, 2018) at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in Verna’s memory may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 622, Clifton Springs or the C.S. Historical Society, PO Box 112, Clifton Springs.
Verna was born in Clifton Springs, N.Y. September 30, 1926, the daughter of the late Eugene W. and Alice (Crawford) Shekell. She worked with her husband at the local Post Office for many years and was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, serving at it’s Second Seasons Shop for over 40 years. Verna also donated many hours assisting at the Foster Cottage Museum.
Verna is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Fred; a daughter, Linda (Larry) Goss of Minn.; a son, F. Ronald Gifford and partner, Caroline Kennedy; his former wife, Barbara; two grandchildren Matthew (Jennifer) Gifford of Albany and Lindsay (Matthew) Alvut of Brockport; five great-grandchildren Vivienne, Olivia, William, Peyton and Brooks. Verna also leaves several nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her brother, Leon ; and sisters Marion and Charlotte Davis.