Clara Needham

Obituary of Clara Needham

Clara L. “Clare” Needham, 100, of  Apalachin, went to be with our Lord,  Saturday, March 10, 2018.  Mrs. Needham was born in Rochester, NY to the late Alois and Amalie DeRycke. She was the last survivor of ten siblings.  Clare was also predeceased by her husband, James B.Needham, June 17, 1965;  special friend, Lester Weighill; son-in-law, William H. Estelle, III; grandson, William H. Estelle, IV.  She is survived by her two daughters and son-in-law, Mary Ann Estelle, Patricia L. and Gary L. Jones; four grandchildren, Pam Benthin, Brandon Jones, Kristine and Paul Fiala, Colleen Jones;  two great-grandchildren, Robert Paul , Sean Patrick; several nieces and nephews.  The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Riverview Manor Nursing Home for their compassionate care of Clare.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1110 Pennsylvania Ave,  Apalachin, NY.  Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Clara L. Needham to Friends of Hospice, P.O. Box 638, Owego, NY  13827.  In honor of Clare, take a moment to do a good deed and put a smile on somebody’s face today. Condolences may be made to Clara’s Family at