Ellen E. Draper (Canham), 99, was called to heaven on Saturday, June 29, 2013, from her home, after a short illness. She was the daughter of James and Ellen Canham, who resided in the Town of Carlton. She had been a lifetime resident of the area. She was a lifetime member of the Albion VFW Ladies Auxiliary and was also their oldest member.
Ellen was predeceased by her husband, Clyde; an infant son, Robert; grandson, Joseph; a brother and sister; three sons-in-law. She is survived by eight children, Marjorie Aldrich of Florida, Donald (Elise) Draper of Albion, Jeanette Sokol of Alabama, Elizabeth (Richard) Rogers of Florida, Mary Glomboski of Long Island, NY, James (Chun) Draper of North Carolina, Donna (Robin) Lake of Albion, Bonnie (James) Bartleson of Colorado; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. There will be a graveside service on Friday, July 5, 2013, at Mt. Albion Cemetery at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans.
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