Doretta Jean (Gray) Shants

March 5, 1926 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 94)


Doretta Jean Shants, 94, formerly of Baldwinsville and Fulton passed away Friday at the St. Luke Health Services Nursing Home, Oswego.  Born in Leeds, Ontario, Canada, Doretta was the daughter of the late Harold and Eva Gray. She was the widow of Warren W. Shants who died in 2000. Doretta was employed as a painter at the former Syracuse China Co. and for several years she was a self-employed hairdresser. Doretta liked crafts, travelling, her home and yard, but she especially she enjoyed her family and researching family history.  

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by 4 sisters Elsie Murzyn, Marion Ellithorpe, Doris Younis, and Geraldine Holt and a brother Kenneth Gray.

Surviving are her son Terry W. (Carol) Shants of Baldwinsville, a brother Gerald Gray, 4 grandchildren Derek (Karrie) Shants, Amy White, Justin (Tina) Levin and Zachary (Emily) Levin, 3 great grandchildren Haley Shants, Ellie Levin and Sylvia Levin, several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Jordan.   

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Private Services

Maple Grove Cemetery of Jordan
Rt. 317
Jordan, NY 13080

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