Leah Madeline (Clerke) (Crofoot) Saunders 1899-1984 "The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 206, No 9, p 35, Sep., 1984. Mrs. Paul C. Saunders, nee Leah Clerke, died on July 7, 1984, in Lakeland, Fla., where her daughter, Constance Quirck, had been caring for her the last two years. She was born October 24, 1899, in Spring Valley, N.Y., the daughter of Paul and Anna L. Johnson Clerke. A family funeral service was held in Lakeland, and a memorial service will be held in Alfred at a later time. Burial of her ashes in the Alfred Rural Cemetery will be beside the grave of her first husband, A. Burdet Crofoot. Mrs. Saunders was a member of the Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church and of several community organizations where she was serving her community until recently. Most of her adult life was spent in Alfred. She graduated from Alfred University in 1921 and married Mr. Crofoot in 1923. To them were born three daughters, Patricia Anne (Mrs. Robert Turnbull) of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Constance Louise (Mrs. John Quirck) of Lakeland, and Leah Camille (Mrs. Stanley Harris) of Greenville, N.C. Mr. Crofoot died in 1955 after a career of college teaching and a short term of church administration cutoff by his sudden death. His wife married Paul C. Saunders of Alfred in 1965. Mr. Saunders died in 1975. Besides the three surviving daughters, she leaves 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. DSC
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