We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Summerville Funeral Home
Marilyn A. (Cheney) Crast went home to be with our Lord on Friday, July 1, 2022 with her family by her side. She was 82 years old.
Marilyn was born on April 16, 1940 in Oswego, NY to the late Neil Bartholomew and Elma Grace (Yerdon) Cheney. She graduated from Sandy Creek Central School in 1957 and Crouse Irving School of Nursing in 1960.
She worked as a registered nurse for Dr. Warren Hollis in the town of Sandy Creek for many years. She returned to her alma mater where she was the school nurse until 1984. She later became employed by ConnextCare (formerly NOCHSI) as an RN until her final retirement.
Marilyn was a member of the Coterie Club and the Red Hat Ladies Society. She loved knitting, crocheting and gardening with an exceptional interest in, and love for, pink roses. Throughout her life she has spent countless hours snowmobiling during the winter and camping in the summer with friends and family. All who knew her, knew that Marilyn always loved a good party.
Surviving is her husband of 62 years, Terry E. Crast, Lacona and her four sons; Timothy (Teresa) Crast, Lacona; Patrick (Julie) Crast, Mannsville; James Crast and Sheila Dugan of Mannsville; and Daniel (Sheryl) Crast of Fulton; her sister Linda; brothers Jim, Neil and John, 10 grandchildren (Melisa, Jennifer, TJ, Jamieson, Jared, Jonathan, Kristy, Ryan, Chlarissia and Sierra), 8 great grandchildren (Taylor, Paige, Natalie, Peter, Emerson, Jed Leroi and Kyle) along with several nieces and nephews.
Marilyn was predeceased by her parents, Neil and Elma Cheney, a daughter Kristi and a daughter-in-law, Julie (Collier) Crast.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Thursday, July 7th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home, Harwood Drive, Sandy Creek. A full Catholic Mass will be held on Friday, July 8th at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Our Light Church, Niagara Street, Pulaski, NY followed by burial at the Boylston-Sandy Creek Wesleyan Cemetery on County Route 15 in Boylston.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to invite you all to plant a rose bush in a place of peace for you, in remembrance of Marilyn.