Carol M. Laning, 74, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Carol Marie Laning, 74, Watertown, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at the Oneida Healthcare Facility in Oneida, NY where she was a patient.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Public calling hours will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p,m, prior to the funeral on Thursday.

She was born in Syracuse, July 7, 1947, a daughter to Sid and Dora Downing Shaw.

Carol had worked for the Watertown Daily Times for many years and was a volunteer bell ringer for the Salvation Army for many years.

Carol was a mother figure to many people both young and old in Watertown and was affectionally know as “Mom” by all who knew her.

Carol is survived by a sister Sandra Tillitson, Moravia, NY; her stepsisters Etta Denny, Folkston, GA and Laura Lombardo, Central Square; four sons Albert (Carmelita) Bowman, Watertown, Scott Bowman (Stacy LaBarge), Gouverneur, Harvey Laning, Jr. (Michelle Ward), Watertown, Shawn Laning (Amanda Burnett), Theresa; daughters Amy Laning, and Rebecca Johnson, both of Watertown; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Timothy Laning, and two sisters, Diane and Louise Downing.

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