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Mrs. Eleanor J. Shuknecht

By Howard B. Owens

Elba - Mrs. Eleanor J. Shuknecht, 79, of Elba, school teacher in the Elba Central School District until her retirement in 1988, died Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Shuknecht was born November 26, 1931 in Oakfield, a daughter of the late Charles and Ruth Lewis Sharp.

She was a member of Elba United Methodist Church and a 1953 graduate of Brockport State College. She was a member of the Genesee County Retired Teacher's Association, New York State Retired Teacher's Association and Western New York Draft Horse Association. She enjoyed bowling, bingo and knitting.

Her husband, LaVerne J. Shuknecht, died in 1988.

She is survived by two sons, Elton G. (Colleen) Shuknecht and Lynn T. (Bonnie) Shuknecht, both of Elba; a step-son, Lee N. (Joan) Shuknecht of Elba; five grandchildren, Christopher Shuknecht,  Katherine Shuknecht, Alex Shuknecht,  Eric Shuknecht, and Adam Shuknecht; four step-grandchildren,  Troy Shuknecht,  Dale Shuknecht,  Marc Shuknecht Wendy Shuknecht; two brothers,  Clayton (Helen) Sharp of Oakfield and Willard (Jean) Sharp of Gerradstown, West Virginia; a sister-in-law, Eva Sharp of Byron; seven step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Edward Sharp, Mary Louise Ives and Elizabeth Shuknecht and sister-in-law of the late Doris Sharp.

Friends may call on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elba United Methodist Church, 8 Chapel Street, Elba, New York 14058.  Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. Condolences may be made at

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