Mansfield – Odessa Blanche, “Grammie”, age 90, of Westfield, Queens County, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019, at North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia.
Born in Westfield, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Beulah (Frail) Fancy.
Odessa was one of 16 children in her family and she helped raise the other 15 when she was a young girl. She loved nothing more than rocking in her chair by the wood stove. She enjoyed working in the woodpile, swinging on the outside swing, singing and listening to music. Odessa was a member of Westfield United Baptist Church. Above all else, Odessa enjoyed visiting with family and friends and spending time with them.
She is survived by children, Alena (Atley) Peach, of Bridgewater, J. Byron Fancy, of Westfield and Christine (Dwight) Mansfield, of Westfield; grandchildren, Robert Peach, Lisa (Ian) Merry, Natalie (Mitchell) Herman, Brett (Evan) Uhlman; great grandchildren, Addison Merry, Aidan Merry, Peyton Herman, Landen Herman, Tyson Uhlman; sister, Pauline (Avery) Uhlman, of New Elm; brothers, Basil (Marguerite), of North Brookfield, Everette (Lillian), of North Brookfield, Irving (Elaine), of Halifax.
Odessa was predeceased by her loving husband, Laurie “Oliver”; sisters, Amy, Jean, Eleanor, Geraldine, Joan and infant sister Elva; brothers, Elbert, Borden, Avery, Eugene and infant brother Barry.
A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, Westfield. Reverend Vic Adams officiating. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the North Queens Fire Department or to the C.N.I.B. Foundation. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com.
A special thank you to all who helped care for Odessa over the past year.
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Jennifer Pat Joel and Amber Frail
To all of Odessa family
We were fortunate enough to know this wonderful lady for a long time we wil miss here sense of humour and wit please accept our condolences at this difficult time cherish every wonderful memeory you have as I’m sure there are many I know we have many . Rest in peace my friend
Jennifer Pat Joel and Amber Frail
To all of Odessa family
We were fortunate enough to know this wonderful lady for a long time we wil miss her sense of humour and wit please accept our condolences at this difficult time cherish every wonderful memeory you have as I’m sure there are many I know we have many . Rest in peace my friend
To all of Odessas family
Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Lena and Gary
Very sorry to hear of Odessa’s passing,thinking of all her family at this sad time.
To the family of the beautiful Angel who has taken her flight back home to heaven, know that the memories you have made over the years with Odessa will keep her memory close to your hearts and give you much needed comfort at this sad time, GOD bless
To Odessa’s family
I send my sincere condolences to you all, as you say good bye to Odessa. Please know that you are in my thoughts.
Ronnie & Debbie
Sincere condolences to Odessa’s family and entended famalies. May you rest in peace Odessa, and may many fond memories be carried in the hearts of your families forever.
I was honoured to know this wonderful lady my whole life,always willing to give A cup of tea and a bite to any that dropped in even a little girl that took a detour from school, and ale care of each other and be thankful for all of your wonderful memories,my deepest condolences to all the family
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Our condolences to all Odessa’s family. She was a hard worker and a great lady.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kevin and Cathie Wentzell.
Thinking of you during this time of loss. Take comfort in your memories. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sincere condolences to Odessa’s family.
My sympathy to each and every member of Odessa’s family. She was a very special lady, loved and respected by her family and all who knew her. RIP Odessa.
My deepest sympathies to the family, may she rest now in peace .xo
To Byron, Christine, and all the family of Odessa Mansfield, sincere condolences at this sad time.
Bonnie Labrador and Jerry Mansfield
To Odessa’s Family
We are so saddened to hear of Odessa’s passing. Please know that we are thinking of you, and please accept our sincere condolences to all.
Arlyn & Jeanette Turner
Our condolences to all the Family at this sad time.
So sorry to hear of Odessa’s passing. She was a beautiful Lady I have some great memories. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all
My thoughts and prayers go out to all Odessa Families.She will be missed by all who knew her.My condolence to all the Family
Kathy & Vaughn Rawding
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Dwight and Louise Fancy
Our deepest sympathies are with you during this time of loss. We hope you can find reassurance in the care of your friends, and allow the loving memories you have of Odessa to help you through this time. Odessa was a very caring and loving soul. Enjoyed her short visit at the Nursing home. Enjoyed spending time with her.Always a big smile.
Dean & Joan Annis
To Brother Byron and all the family. We want you to know that we are praying for you in this time of loss. It was always a blessing to visit with Odessa. She was always so cheerful, regardless of the circumstances, and would usually have something to say that would bring a smile or a laugh. I remember her as one who loved people and was always concerned for what they were going through. She has had a lot of good influence on a great number of people, and will be remembered and missed. At a time like this, we can’t help but grieve, but we don’t sorrow as those who have no hope. As we are told in 1 Peter 1: 3-5 we have a living hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. “…an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.” May the peace of Christ be with you. Dean & Joan A
Bruce and Sylvia ( Mansfield) Fancy
We would like to offer our condolences to Odessa’s family and friends. I had on several occasions the pleasure of talking with Odessa and Oliver with regards to searching my family tree. She was such a gracious lady , she will be missed by all who knew her.
joey and sandra nass
So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy .
Terry &Sheila DeLong
So sorry to hear of Odessa’s passing. She was a wonderful person & treated everyone the same. She was a mother figure to us all. May she rest in peace & meet her beloved Oliver again. Thoughts & prayers yo the whole family.
Judi and Bill
Christine, I know how much you loved your Mum, “Duss”, and/or Grammie. Take comfort in the wonderful care you gave her for most of your lifetime until just a few days ago. To the rest of the family, my sincere condolences. I know Odessa was an important part of your lives too. The video is so heart warming and shows what a vibrant woman she was.
Dale,April,Angela and Katrina(Hartlen)
It was heart breaking to hear of Aunt Odessa passing. She truly was one special person whom touched the hearts and lives of so many people with her many words of wisdom. To Alena, Byron and Christine may your hearts feel the comforting warmth of those who love you. We send our sincere sympathy and love to the whole family. Love Dale,April,Angela and Katrina.
To Odessa’s family:
Sincere sympathy to all of you and remember all the great times you had with her. She was quite a witty person and always loved to share some humor. Now she is with our Lord and very happy. God bless you all.
My sympathy and prayers to all.
Kim Masland, MLA
To Odessa’s Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May your memories give you peace and comfort.
Kim Masland, MLA
Neal and I send our deep and heartfelt sympathy to all of Grammie’s family. We’re keeping each and everyone of you in our thoughts and prayers. I (Laverne) was blessed to know Grammie personally and have her in my life. She was such a loving, gentle lady … she definitely touched the hearts of all who knew her. She was a beautiful soul who will be missed very much You all have wonderful memories of her and knew how very much she loved you … she will always be with you. Love to the family as you go through this very sad and difficult time. Laverne and Neal
Odessa’s family and friends,
The world has lost another great lady. May you be comforted in knowing Odessa is in a beautiful place now. May the memories you hold in your hearts, give you strength for the days ahead. Blessings to all.
Pastor Royce and Alice
So very sorry for the loss of someone so dear. May the wonderful memories bring smiles among your tears. And may knowing she is at peace and not suffering bring you comfort. Hold tight to the special moments, deep within your heart. “We never have enough time with those we love”
My condolences to you all.
Christine, I am sending you my love and deepest sympathy. Remind yourself that you were always there for your mom and that she knew how much you loved her. She was as blessed to have had you, as you were to have had her. xo
Lucy and Wilfred Ringer
Sincere condolence to the family
Wilma and Tom Shupe
To Odessa’s family
We send our sincere condolence to you all.
Alister, Jennifer, and Amanda Fancy
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Odessa, our thoughts and prayers are with you guys at this difficult time. Alister, Jennifer and Amanda Fancy
so sorry to here of the loss of Odessa such a lovely lady thoughts and prayers are with all the family hugs