LE ROY — East Main and Church streets is Myrtle’s corner.

She spent 35 years as a crossing guard for Wolcott Street School, protecting kids as they went across the street, and Amy LaRocco set up a fundraiser so future generations will remember the woman well known in the Le Roy community.

A Go Fund Me is currently raising $2,000 for a plaque or something similar on her corner.

“I don’t know how much things cost these days because prices are going up due to the pandemic,” she said. “I just kind of estimated (the cost.)”

A friend of Myrtle Burrell, who died recently at the age of 92, LaRocco was in school while she served as a crossing guard.

“She was an excellent crossing guard. If people were trying to turn on the corners, she would stop them,” she said, adding that if kids were riding their bikes across the crosswalk, she would have them get off and walk them across the street.

Right up until school closed down in the spring due to COVID-19, Myrtle was at her corner each day. She had been the crossing guard for Wolcott Street School since 1985.

The fundraiser can be found at: www.gofundme.com/f/memorial-fund-rasier.

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