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Ardis G. Crandall

February 23, 2020

Ardis G. CrandallArdis G. Crandall, 89, of Watertown passed away at her home on Sunday, February 23, 2020.

She was born in the town of Brownville on March 27, 1930, daughter of the late Lyle and Harriet A. Plank Rundell and was a graduate of Watertown High School. On April 18, 1953 she married Robert G. Crandall at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Benoit Dostie officiating. Mr. Crandall died on October 24, 2005. In her younger years, Ardis enjoyed crocheting, gardening and plants, and her CB Radio.

She is survived by her three children, Paula A. Stevens, Modesto, CA, Cathy D. Reid and husband Robert, Jr., Henderson, and R. Mark Crandall and wife Loretta, Black River; four grandchildren, Jon Crandall and wife Alyssa, Kristie Stevens, Tracy Stevens-Doige and husband David Doige, Robert Reid, and Ashley Crandall; seven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her granddaughter, Kristie Stevens, and her brother, Lawrence Rundell, died before her.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Monday, March 2, from 5 - 7 PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 3, at 11 AM. Burial in Brookside Cemetery will be in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ardis' name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#8 Joni May 2020-03-07 08:21
Paula, Cathy, and Mark

I was saddened to hear of the passing of your Mum. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
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#7 Loretta 2020-03-01 09:25
To the best mother-in-law in the world. Your kind heart, smile,and easy going nature made you so very special. Thank you for giving me your only son to have and to hold for the rest of my life. He carrie's a large part of you in him, and I love that. You will be missed more than words can ever express. Thank you Ardis Crandall for letting me be part of your life. I love you dearly.
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#6 Rosalie Colley 2020-02-29 16:51
So sorry to hear of Ardis's passing. She and my mother (Mary Barbara Rundell) were cousins.
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#5 DR KENNETH FISH 2020-02-27 11:41
Please accept my heart felt condolences for your family loss. Mrs Crandall will be missed
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#4 vicky murphy 2020-02-26 08:54
Sincerely sorry for the loss of your mother. Mothers are special and we forever carry their memory in our hearts.
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#3 Larry Mallette 2020-02-26 06:03
My sympathy on the loss of your mother.
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#2 Tom Clearo 2020-02-25 18:27
Mark, Cathy and Paula, when I think of your Mom, nothing but great memories come flooding in. What a wonderful lady. Her and my Mom were so close for a long time. She was always such a happy and big part of our family. May you all find comfort in what she meant to a lot of people.
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#1 Cheryl Clearo 2020-02-25 17:22
Paula, Cathy and Mark
So very sorry to hear about your Mom. The last time I saw her in Nov 2019 we spent the day talking about you kids and the grandkids. I’ll always remember her for her laugh and that she was always a kind person. I will definitely remember her with love. Your cuz.
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