Wellsville, NY - Luella L. Lananger, 80, of 1728 Covel Road passed away at home on Monday, April 4, 2011 following a brief illness. She was born January 19, 1931 in the Town of Willing, the daughter of the late Lewis and Mildred (Buchholz) Fanton. She was predeceased by her first husband, Jack Cramer and on September 14, 1991 in Wellsville she married Charles I. Lananger who survives.
Luella was formerly employed by the Modern Laundry, Rosser's Laundry, Mapes Woodworking for 28 years and Argentieri Brothers Inc. all of Wellsville. She was currently employed by the Stannards Cemetery Association. She was an honorary member of the Willing Hose Company # 1, a life member of the Morrison-Hayes American Legion Post 702 Auxiliary, the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and a member of the Stannards United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens, crocheting, and sewing and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Brenda (Ray) Dennis of Wellsville, Ruth (George) Hoffman of Rochester, four stepchildren, David (Sue) Lananger of Cuba, Eric Lananger of Hornell, Joyce (Brian) Douglas of Little Genesee and Charles (Melissa) Lananger of Richburg, 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, one brother, Robert Fanton of Newport News, VA, one sister, Anna Brown of Wellsville, a brother-in-law, Bud (Marion) Cramer of Casa Grande, AZ, two sister-in-laws, Barbara Cramer of Camden, SC and Beatrice Cramer of Wellsville as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Ralph "Bucky" Fanton and a sister, Pauline Fanton.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 pm in the Stannards United Methodist Church with Pastor Rocky Mitchell presiding. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Stannards United Methodist Church or the Willing Hose Company # 1. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.