Elma G. Marshall, 85, formerly of DeKalb Junction, died, August 1, 2012, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg, Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction entrusted with arrangements. Calling hours will be Friday, August 3rd, 6 – 8 PM, the funeral service will be Saturday, August 4th, 11:00 am at the Old DeKalb United Methodist Church, Old DeKalb, burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Heuvelton. Elma is survived by her son, Dean and Linda Marshall, Heuvelton, daughter Carol and James Moore, Michigan, a brother, Stanley Holland, Lorraine, sisters June Gabriel, Rochester, and Dorothea Redmond, Arizona, grandchildren, Michael Marshall, Ogdensburg, Gregory Moore, Michigan, Matthew Moore, Wisconsin, Sean and Amalia Moore, Wisconsin, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Clyde, David and James Holland, sisters, Helen Weegar and Ruth Payne. Elma was born on July 14, 1927 in the Town of DeKalb, the daughter of David and Pearl Weatherup Holland. She graduated from Gouverneur High School and then attended A. Barton Hepburn Hospital School of Nursing, receiving her registered nursing degree. Elma married Dean Marshall on April 3, 1949 in the Town of DeKalb; he predeceased her in December 1977. Elma started her career in pediatric nursing and then became the head nurse in the operating room at A. Barton Hepburn Hospital, she worked for Dr. Whitmyer in Ogdensburg, and she then became the head nursing administrator at Cedars Nursing Home, her last position before retirement was a nurse for St. Lawrence County Public Health in Canton. She was a member of the Old DeKalb Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star in Heuvelton, and the DeKalb Historical Association. Elma enjoyed rug hooking and Facebook.
Contributions can be made to American Cancer Society or the Old DeKalb Methodist Church. Online condolences can be made at www.allendeneshafuneralhome.com.