Lucy Athya 1922-2013

CORTLAND – Lucy Kean Gray Carson Athya, 91, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland.

She was born on Oct. 6, 1922, in Cortland, the daughter of Charles and Ruth Wanamaker Kean.

Lucy was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW 1090, American Guild of Music, International Music Association and the Cortland Moose. She attended Cortland Christian Church and a nondenominational church in Florida.

Lucy was the owner of the Gray’s Music Store in Warren and Cortland for 27 years.

Lucy enjoyed traveling and spending the winter months with her husband, James Athya, in Florida until his passing on May 24, 2011.

She is survived by her son, James (Karen) Gray; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and daughter-in-law, Jeanine Gray.

Lucy was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Athya, whom she married on Dec. 30, 1978; son, Jerry Gray; daughter, Joan Stone; granddaughter, Brenda Long; and second husband, Robert Carson.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hillside Cemetery in Cortland.

In lieu of flowers, material contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, Ohio 44514.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland.

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