June 8, 2017
Vivian L. Shortsleeve, 95, of Watertown passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Lewis County General Hospital's Nursing Home.
Services will be at the convenience of her family and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.
Vivian was born in Watertown on February 23, 1922, daughter of Lloyd G. and Rose B. Widrick Taylor and she was a graduate of Watertown High School. She married Walter A. Shortsleeve on October 23, 1948 in the rectory at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. J. A. Franceour presiding. Mr. Shortsleeve died March 11, 2012. She worked for ten years as an operator for NY Telephone Co. and was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.
She is survived by her four children, Frances L. Cox, Clearwater, FL, David J. and Anne Shortsleeve, Watertown, Paul J. and Dawn Shortsleeve, Glen Park, and Donna M. Shortsleeve, Castlerock, CO; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her sister, Alma MacDougal, died before her.
Donations in her name may be made to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Vivian's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.