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December 7, 2012

Lucelia Jean (Tela) Stringer

Lucelia Jean (Tela) Stringer

SIDNEY — Lucelia Jean (Tela) Stringer, 78, formerly of Sidney, passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Willow Point Nursing Home in Vestal.

Lucelia was born in Sidney on April 21, 1934, daughter of the late Floyd and Viola (Hillsinger) Tuckey. She attended Sidney High School and was a longtime employee of Amphenol Corp. as an inspector.

On May 31, 1952, Tela was married to Ivan (Ike) Stringer in Sidney. Ike predeceased her on Nov. 16, 1992.

Tela enjoyed arts and crafts, Yankees baseball and playing Bingo. She loved to travel and took various trips over the years to Texas, Florida, North Carolina and California. She also liked camping and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by four children, Gloria Montgomery and her companion, Richard Haynes, Terry Peck and her husband, Lew, Daniel Stringer and his wife, Janey and Randy Stringer; eight granddaughters, CaSondra, Tamara and Amber Montgomery, Alana (Brian) Palmatier, Jennifer (Dan) Wells, Karli (Jeremy) Alward, Tiffany (Richard) Kenerly and Madison Stringer; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Janette Belcher, Shirley Stringer and Maude Tuckey Strain; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband Ike, Tela was predeceased by five brothers, Floyd Jr., William, Robert, Kenneth and Roland Tuckey; and two sisters, Delores Jones and Helen Curtis.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Burial will take place in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney.

Memorial donations in Tela’s memory may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association at

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.

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