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Ellen Neilson Meyers

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Ellen Neilson Meyers

January 19, 2013

Mrs. Ellen Neilson Meyers, 100, of Schultze Street Ext., Canajoharie, New York died Saturday, January 19, 2013 at St. Johnsville Rehab & Nursing Center.

Born on January 15, 1913 on the Saratoga Battlefield in Bemis Heights, NY, she was the daughter of Charles William Neilson and Sarah Jones Neilson. She was a graduate of Stillwater High School, class of 1932 and a graduate of Albany Business College. Mrs. Meyers had been a resident of Canajoharie since 1987, previously residing in Ames from 1950-1987.

Mrs. Meyers was employed as a secretary for the West Virginia Pulp & Paper Mill in Mechanicville. From 1961-1987 she and her late husband, Richard R. Meyers owned and operated the "Shambles" Dairy farm in Ames.

Ellen was a member of the Ames-Sprout Brook United Methodist Church where she was also a member of the United Methodist Church's U.M.W. Club. She was a member of the former Order of the Eastern Star in Sharon Springs and the Mapletown Grange.

On March 24, 1945 in Stillwater, NY, Ellen was married to Richard R. Meyers. He predeceased her on June 12, 1987. She was also predeceased by her brothers, John P. Neilson, Charles Neilson; sisters, Elizabeth Travis, Jane Cowin and son-in-law, John "Jack" Hyland.

Mrs. Meyers is survived by her three daughters, Irene M. Parsons of Canajoharie, NY, Marjorie M. Hyland of Rexford, NY, Lydia M. and Mark Saltsman of Stone Arabia, NY; son, Richard N. and Dora Meyers of Canajoharie, NY; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:00pm at the Chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY with Rev. R.W. Williams officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 10:00-12:00pm at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Maple Ave. Cemetery in Fultonville, NY in the spring.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Mrs. Ellen N. Meyers may be made to the Ames Volunteer Fire Department, 595 Latimer Hill Road, Canajoharie, NY 13317 or to the St. Johnsville Rehab & Nursing Center, Resident's Activity Fund, 7 Timmerman Ave., St. Johnsville, NY 13452.

Please sign the online guestbook for Mrs. Meyers at


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