Erva Ellen (Harper) Sturgess
Erva Ellen Sturgess, age 87, passed away on Wednesday March 10, 2021. Erva Ellen was born on September 7, 1933 in Indian Lake, New York, the daughter of Albro B. and Blanche W. (Fish) Harper. Erva was a graduate of Plattsburgh State College with a School Nurse Teacher degree. She married the late Lewis W. Sturgess on August 28, 1954 in Westfield, New York. She was active with the Unadilla Methodist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Unadilla Fire Department Auxiliary and Unadilla Women’s Club. She worked for over 20 years as the School Nurse at Unatego Jr Sr High School and always enjoyed working with the students.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis W Sturgess. She is survived by four children: Kathleen E. (Donald) Ouimet of Afton, New York; Kevin J Sturgess (Michael Spears) of Palm Springs, California; Keith A Sturgess of Rotterdam, New York and Kelley S (Robert) Spencer of Versailles, Kentucky; 6 grandchildren: Heather (Ryan) McBee; Christopher (Denise) Ouimet; Dylan (Emily) Spencer; Kate Spencer; Amelia Sturgess and Marlena Sturgess; 5 great grandchildren, Jackson McBee; Olivia McBee; Emerson McBee; Charlotte Ouimet and Sydney Ouimet.
Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Valley Humane Society PO Box 182 Sidney, New York 13838. Online condolences may be made at: www.wmaddenfh.com. Arrangements by the Westcott-Madden Funeral Home 123 Main Street Unadilla.
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