Schelene R. Stratton, age 63, of Painted Post, NY died on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Corning Hospital.
Schelene was born on April 29, 1954 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late Earl R. and the late Phyllis I. (Merithew) Stratton. She was a graduate of West High School, class of 1972, later attending Front Range Community College in Colorado where she received an Associate's Degree. She worked as an administrative assistant at various businesses in Corning including the Corning Building Company and Corning Incorporated.
Schelene will be remembered for her love of family – enjoying every opportunity to spend time with her many nieces and nephews. After completing school in Colorado, she remained in Denver for 20 years before relocating back to New York. She had a love for all animals, especially cats and looked forward to playing cards with friends and family.
She is survived by sister-in-law, Bonnie Stratton of Savona, NY; niece, Lynn (Fred) Bordley of Fairless Hills, PA; nephews: Todd Richards of Encino, CA, Michael Stratton of DE, Jason (Jennifer) Richards of Webster, NY, Brent (Anna) Stratton of Shortsville, NY, Clinton (Julie) Stratton of Horseheads, NY and Olin (Jennifer) Stratton of Syracuse, NY; 14 great nieces and nephews; and special friends, Katheryn and Ivan Keeney of Pine City, NY.
In addition to her parents, Schelene was predeceased by her brother, Thomas Stratton.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, December 30, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Corning VFW, 281 Baker Street, Corning, NY. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Schelene's name may be made to the East Campbell Fire Department, 4581 Meads Creek Rd., Painted Post, NY 14870 or to your local SPCA or Humane Society.