Leona E. Starr Shugars, 98, Brockport, passed away, Sunday, January 01, 2023, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville. She was born March 11, 1924, in Horton City, Elk County. A daughter of the late Claude & Ruth (Dilts) Shaffer. She married Bernard Starr who preceded her in death in 1997, then she married Oscar Shugars whom also preceded her in death in 2013.
She leaves behind a son Gary (Nancy) Starr of Brockway, a daughter Dawn Stahlman of Brockport, a step-son Nicholas (Sandy) Shugars of Penfield. six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, three step- great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was the last survivor of her immediate family and of her graduating class from Horton High School.
Leona retired from Brockway Glass Plant II, where she had worked in the packing department. She was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Brockway where she was a deaconess for many years. She was a devoted mother and doting grandmother. She lived her life devoted to her family and God and was an avid prayer warrier who constantly lightened and inspired her family and friends in prayer.
In addition to her parents and her first and second husband, Leona was also preceded by a daughter Nita Henry.
Friends will be received on Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 9:30am until 11am at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Brockway. A Celebration of Life will follow at 11am at the church with Pastor Tom Henretty officiating. Burial will take place in Lakelawn Memorial Park. Online condolences can be made at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.