Laurie S. DeShane
Kendra L. DeShane

December 31, 2012 

HARRISVILLE, N.Y.    Laurie S. DeShane, 43, of 14480 Hands Flat Road, and her daughter, Kendra L. DeShane, 20, of 5503 Naumburg Lane, Castorland, died Saturday, Dec. 29, after being involved in a traffic accident on Route 26 in the town of LeRay.

Laurie was born in Lowville on June 16, 1969, the daughter of the late Milton and Irma LaVancha Luther Sr. She attended school in Harrisville. She married Stephen R. DeShane on June 20, 1992 in Gouverneur. She was currently working as an assistant manager with the Stewart's Shop in Great Bend.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen R., Harrisville; a daughter, Krista DeShane, Harrisville, one son: Kevin Sears Jr., Harrisville; two step sons, Stephen DeShane Jr. of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Shane DeShane, Gouverneur, a grandson, Lukas LaLone; and two step grandchildren Stephen and Samantha DeShane, five sisters, Joyce Buckley of Barrington, NJ, Juanita Fazekas of Turin, Debbie Ward of Remsen, Marie Hutton of Fowler and Denise Sawyer of Depaulville; a brother, Milton Luther Jr., Albany; and several nieces and nephews.

Kendra was born on Sept. 22, 1992, in Carthage, the daughter of Stephen R. and Laurie Luther DeShane. She was a 2012 graduate of Carthage Central High School and was currently working at the Stewart’s Shop in Lowville. 

She is survived by her companion, Christopher Brundage, Castorland, and his children, Alyssa and Gage Brundage; her father, Stephen R. DeShane, Harrisville; a sister, Krista DeShane, Harrisville; a brother, Kevin Sears Jr., Harrisville; two step brothers, Stephen DeShane Jr.; Zephyrhills, Fla., and Shane DeShane, Gouverneur; a nephew, Lukas LaLone; a step niece: Samantha DeShane; and step nephew, Stephen DeShane; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services for Laurie and Kendra will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage, with Lori Hickey officiating. Burial will be in Harrisville Cemetery. Calling hours will precede the funeral from the hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, monetary contributions be sent to the family.

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Information provided by Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.