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Leanora Christian McDavit

1916 - 2014 Obituary
McDavit, Leanora Christian

Binghamton: Leanora Christian McDavit, 98, entered the gates of Heaven on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. 'Lee' was born on Feb. 27, 1916 in Amsterdam, NY, the daughter of the late Lucy Strack Christian and William L. Christian. Leanora married Hugh B. McDavit who predeceased her in February of 2000. She is survived by her three children: Keith McDavit and his wife, Elizabeth (San Jose, CA), Karen Nippert and her husband, Howard (Warwick, NY), and Sheila McDavit (Binghamton); seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Mrs. McDavit was organist at East Side Congregational Church for many years, was a member of the Eastern Star and secretary at Columbia Gas. Leanora was predeceased by her brother, Kenneth Christian, her half-brother, Lewis Christian and her sister Marie Christian. Her family would like to thank the staff at Good Shepherd Fairview Home and Lourdes Hospital for the loving care she received.

A memorial service celebrating Lee's life will be held 10 am Saturday April 12, at East Side Congregational Church, 284 Robinson St. Binghamton. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to her church or the Living Care Fund at Good Shepherd Fairview Home. Cremation services provided by the Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home, 483 Chenango St. Binghamton. Please sign and view her online guestbook at

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on Apr. 11, 2014
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