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February 27, 2014

Linda Lee 'Winna Wee' Clapper-Shove

Linda Lee ‘Winna Wee’ Clapper-Shove

ONEONTA — Linda Lee “Winna Wee” Clapper-Shove, 61, of Oneonta, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown.

She was born Aug. 25, 1952, in Oneonta, the daughter of Raymond and Joyce (Card) Clapper.

Linda worked in the cafeteria at Laurens Central School, at the Legion in Laurens, a waitress at the Duke Restaurant, a residential aide at Arc on Browne Street and also worked at Hess Gas Station on Oneida Street.

On June 19, 2011, after being together for 32 years, Linda married her soulmate, Gary Lee Shove Sr. at Fortin Park in Oneonta. Gary predeceased her on June 25, 2013.

Linda enjoyed collecting Indian memorabilia and dream catchers. One of her favorite pastimes was playing bingo and scratch-off lottery tickets.

But most of all, Linda loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

Linda is survived by her two children and their spouses, Nanette Gray (Erica Grant) and Arthur William Rood Jr. (Kassandra Frank), both of Oneonta; her mother, Joyce Ploutz of Otego; five grandchildren, Samantha, Stephanie, William, Michaela and Abigail; one great-granddaughter, Mya; her siblings and their spouses, Raymond Clapper (Agnes), David Clapper (Karen), Terry Clapper (Teri) and Jeri Lynn Orezzoli (John); sister-in-law, Rose Clapper; she is also survived by a lifelong friend, Deborah Rood; a special cousin, Carla Simonds; and her niece, Vickie Maraglio; as well as many other nieces and nephews, too numerous to name; and Gary’s children and his grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her father, Raymond Clapper; and a brother, Mark Clapper.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta. A time of remembrance will be held at 2:30 p.m. Following the calling hours there will be a gathering held for those who wish to attend at a location to be announced at the services.

Memorial donations in Linda’s memory may be made to The Arc Otsego, Attn: Development, P.O. Box 490, Oneonta, NY 13820.

To light a candle or send an online condolence please visit

Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.

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