Obituary of Wanda Lucille Shotwell Brown

It is with deep sadness that our mother, Wanda Lucille Shotwell Brown, born May 17, 1932, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022. She was predeceased by her parents Claude and Erma Shotwell, her brother, Carl Shotwell, son – brother-in-law Wayne Grau and daughter-in-law, Ana Brown. She is survived by her seven children: John (Kelley), Sue Grau (Dave Burns), Jeff, Ken (Candy), Karen DeMartino (Ted), Wendy DelSanto (Mark) and Jerry (Dan Schmidt). She was the proud grandmother of 26, grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Also survived are his sister, Janet (Paul) Kristunas, his brothers, Lloyd (Margaret) Shotwell, Earl (Doris) Shotwell, his sister-in-law Barbara Shotwell, his brothers-in-law Jerome (Ann) Brown and Gregory (Lisa) Brown, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Mom lived her life to the fullest and gave with all she had. Mom loved unconditionally and forgave easily. She was a selfless woman who often put the needs of others ahead of her own. She was our sounding board; she listened and gave wise advice and was the calm of our storm, our rock. She loved spending time with her family and friends. For the past few years, she’s spent the July 4 holiday at her son Jerry’s home in Rochester, where the family would gather for a two- or three-day party. For 20 years, she ran her class lunches in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, always sending out newsletters afterward. Mom liked to write letters to keep in touch with family and friends from out of town. His grandchildren who served in the Armed Forces especially enjoyed receiving these letters. Mom has lived with her daughter Karen and her family for the past 30 years. Karen’s family did an amazing job making sure Mom had what she needed, especially last year when Mom started to weaken and needed more care. For this, the family is very grateful and will never be able to repay this debt. Mom leaves a legacy of patience and love. Her daughters often told her that if they could be half the mother she was, they would feel blessed. Although the past few weeks have been difficult, the family would like to thank the staff at Ideal Senior Living Center Rehab and Lourdes Hospital Seton 1. They were simply wonderful to work with and provided the best care for our mother. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 24, 2022 at DeMunn Funeral Home, 36 Conklin Avenue, Binghamton, New York. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until office time. Interment will be in South Eaton Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a local food pantry. To convey your condolences, please visit

Posted on June 18, 2022

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DeMunn Funeral Home, 36 Conklin Avenue, Binghamton

June 24, 2022 at 10:00 – 13:00

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DeMunn Funeral Home, 36 Conklin Avenue, Binghamton

June 24, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

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