There was a solar eclipse, and our sunshine was taken away on Thursday, June 10, 2021, Mrs. Jennie Lasher of Gloversville, peacefully closed her eyes. Born in Bennington, Vermont, on February 28, 1943, Jennie was the daughter of Shirley Batease and Gordon Hier.
Jennie was predeceased by her parents; her husband of many years, David; brother, Sonny; sisters, Eleanor and Elaine; daughter, Sabrina; and stepson, James Champlain. She was the eldest of her 10 siblings whom she loved very much and was often like a mother to. Surviving are Susan Braender, Lisa Hier-Guilbault, George Batease, Raymond Batease Sr., Dan Batease, John Batease II, and Tammy Hume. She is also survived by her loving children, Stephen Cleveland (Kanjana), Andrew Lawyer (Sharon), Fawn Bronson (Duane); John Lasher (Denise Proper); Bobbi Lasher (Chad Conrad) and Holly Lasher; 22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren, all of whom she was incredibly proud; and serveral nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jennie was a graduate of Amsterdam High School and raised her family in Amsterdam until 1988, when she and David moved to Bleecker Mountain (Gloversville). She wore many hats throughout her life, working at Head Start, Coleco, Kingsborough Elementary School, Grandoe and waitressing. She was a well-rounded, smart, funny, loving woman who will be missed by so many. Jennie had a beautiful voice and loved to sing, especially gospel hymns. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church and had a wonderful lifelong relationship with her pastor, the Reverend Dan Wheeler. She enjoyed lighthouses, lady bugs, lilacs and knitting gifts for her family.
Relatives and friends are invited to join in a graveside service at Fairview Cemetery, 272 Steadwell Ave., Amsterdam, on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. As Jennie always told her loved ones — never a goodbye, always a see you later.
Please submit online condolences at www.jendrzejczakfuneral.com.