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Obituary of Lois J. Shutts


Lois J. Shutts, 97, formerly from McGraw with her daughter, past resident of the Friendship House, Cortland, passed away on July 4, 2023, at the Northwoods Rehabilitation Center in Moravia.


Lois was born November 14, 1925, in East Schodack, NY, a daughter of the late John and Mabel Cooper VanHoesen.

She was employed for 30 years as a personal care aid at the Elizabeth Brewster House in Homer, where over the years she formed many lasting friendships with the residents.

She took great pride in and enjoyed tending to her flower gardens and maintaining her home.

Surviving is her son, Kenneth (Cathy) Wetterer of Dade City, FL; her daughter, Dale Brewer of McGraw; six grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Lois was predeceased by her first husband, Albert Wetterer; her second, Elmer ‘Sonny’ Shutts; son-in-law, John Brewer and two sisters, Patricia Fairchild and Marilyn Hollrah.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2023, in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. There will be no calling hours.

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