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Odessa Blanche Mansfield

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
A special thank you to all who helped care for Odessa over the past year.


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