Charleen McLachlan


Charleen H. McLachlan, 83, of King Ferry, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 in Auburn.

Born Dec. 27, 1937 in Walton, she was a daughter of the late Resseman T. and Olive (Keyes) Gibson.

A resident of the King Ferry area since 1962, Charleen was a homemaker with eclectic interests. She was artistically talented, loved sewing, nature and music, and showed infinite patience for menial tasks.

Mrs. McLachlan is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jesse McLachlan; a daughter, Serena McLachlan of Moravia; three sons, Chester (Kimberley) of King Ferry, Melvin (Kimberly) of Interlaken, and Brian (Jennifer) of Cuba; six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Valesca Wilson of Ind., and Yvette Cranston of Ariz. 

She was predeceased by a son, Victor T. McLachlan on June 16, 1985, and by a grandson, Mitchell M. McLachlan on Jan. 15, 2011.

A private graveside service will be held in the spring at West Genoa Cemetery, with a public celebration to follow at a time and place to be announced. Contributions in lieu of flowers are graciously directed to the King Ferry Presbyterian Church, King Ferry, NY 13081. 

Arrangements are with the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Genoa.


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