Jean P. Derby

February 13, 2020

Jean P. Derby, 90, of Oswego, a former resident of Sterling died Thursday morning February 13, 2020 at Seneca Hill Manor. Jean was born in Rochester the daughter of the late Mynor and Anna (Attridge) Grapensteter. Jean was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who loved to care for her family. She enjoyed gardening, and quilting. She was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Hannibal and an active volunteer, especially at the chicken and biscuits dinners. Jean was a Religious education teacher for 20 years, and a Scout Den Mother. Jean worked as a private aide at Dulin’s and Meadowbrook Adult Home, Hannibal for more than 22 years’. Jean and her husband Richard were proud owners of a Dairy Farm in Sterling, where they also produced of maple syrup. Jean was predeceased by her husband Richard Derby in 2012, and their son Ronald Derby. She is survived by her children Don (Bonnie) Derby of FL; Sue (Dean) Percival of Sterling; Wayne (Mary) Derby of Georgia; Randy Derby of FL; and William (Lori) Derby of Sterling. In addition, she is survived by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Calling hours will be Saturday February 22, 2020 from 11:00 to 1:00, with a funeral service at 1:00 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. Burial in Springbrook Cemetery will be in the spring. The family has requested contribution may be made to Our Lady of the Rosary Food Pantry.

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  1. Dear Sue, Don, Way, Randy and Bill,
    I am saddened to learn of the passing of your Mom, Jean. I remember her as such a warm-spirited woman, who loved to share her smiles; and was such a patient “Mom” when she would be overseeing all us kids as we worked at the church suppers. She was so happy to teach us about the making of maple syrup and was a great baker. Know that you all and your Mom will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come. Fondly, Karen (Middleton) Costello

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