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Eunice C. Ellsworth

January 26, 1921 ~ October 26, 2017 (age 96)

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Eunice May Craw Ellsworth

Palmyra/Watervliet, NY: Daughter of William Arthur and Esther June Barron Craw of Palmyra, NY, was born on January 26, 1921 and died on October 26, 2017 in her apartment in Watervliet, NY.

Eunice worked as a stenographer in the Garlock offic on Canal Strreet before marrying James B. Ellsworth, Jr., also of the Palmyra/Farmington, NY area. Together they raised four children on the Ellsworth family dairy farm; James B. Ellsworth III, Roger A., Gerald L. and Karen S.  Eunice was a homemaker but also sold Avon, worked with Marty Hanson in the Palmyra-Macedon Central High School library, was a secretary for Mr. Hutt the Superintendent of the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District.  Furthermore, Eunice learned how to drive a school bus and did so for the district, was a wheelchair attendant on a BOCES school bus.  Prior to retiring at age 74, Eunice worked as an aide in a nursing home.  Eunice enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting, painting and making dolls.  One of the local newspapers ran a story about Eunice and her work with dolls.

Eunice was raised in the Palmyra Methodist Church and would later join the Farmington Friends Meeting congregation when she married.  For a time she lived in Marion, NY and attended Heritage Baptist Church located on Route 21. Recently, Eunice has lived in Watervliet, NY and became a member of the Newtonville United Methodist Church. Her pastor, Steve Smith, led a prayer for family and friends at a gathering at her apartment on November 6, 2017.  

A service of remembrance will be held in the Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 123 East Jackson Street, Palmyra, NY 14522, on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at noon.  Inurnment will follow for family at the Palmyra Village Cemetery.  To light a candle, leave a condolence, upload a photo, or order a floral tribute, please visit www.murphyfuneralservices.com

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