Elizabeth J. De Witt

May 15, 1926 – March 1, 2018
Place of Birth: 
Marion, New York
Place of Death: 
Lyons, New York
Residence: 
East Palmyra, New York
Age:
  91

Calling Hours

March 7, 2018 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Service Event Information

Funeral Service
March 8, 2018
East Palmyra Presbyterian Church East Palmyra, New York

Interment

East Palmtra Cemetery East Palmyra, NY

 

 

 

Elizabeth J. De Witt

East Palmyra—Elizabeth De Witt (Nana) of East Palmyra went to her heavenly home on Thursday (March 1, 2018) at the age of 91.

Friends may call from 3 -7 PM on Wednesday (March 7th) at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark. The funeral service will be at 11 AM on Thursday (March 8th) at the East Palmyra Presbyterian Church. A reception to follow at East Palmyra Fire Hall. A private burial will be in the East Palmyra Cemetery.

Memorials, in her name, may be made to the East Palmyra Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or to the East Palmyra Fire Department Auxiliary.

She was born at home in Marion, New York on May 15, 1926. Elizabeth grew up in Marion and after graduation from Marion High School she took a job at the Williamson Hardware. She worked there until she met and married her husband, William, on November 26, 1949. They moved to East Palmyra where she remained until her passing.

She was a stay at home mom while her children were growing up. Later, she took a job cooking at the East Palmyra Elementary School. She was transferred to Kelly School in Newark where she worked until her retirement. Elizabeth became known as the Doughut and Cookie Lady, providing these treats for all the schools in the district.

Upon retirement Elizabeth became a member of the Red Hatter's group, and the Tuesday Lunch Bunch. She enjoyed visiting with friends on many social occasions. She was a member of the East Palmyra Fire Department Auxiliary and loved working at their chicken barbecues. She was a familiar face at the voting polls, having worked many years at the East Palmyra polling place. She was also a trustee of the East Palmyra Cemetery Board.

Elizabeth loved her church, the East Palmyra Presbyterian Church and was involved in all the church's activities. Over the years, she served several terms as Trustee. She was the Treasurer of the Women's Group. Elizabeth was an excellent record-keeper and served as the Clerk of Session for 23 years.

She was predeceased by her husband William De Witt, mother Fanny Witherden Petty and father Harold Petty, her brothers Glenn and Herbert, her sister Dorothy Weaver and her grandson Timothy Leasure. Elizabeth is survived by her daughters Elaine (Jack) Leasure, Deborah (Steven) KcKeown and Cynthia (John) Thompson and her loving grandchildren Susan, Kimberly, Kevin, Michael, Christopher, Katelyn and Heather. She also was adored by her six great-grandchildren Traci, Tiffany, Abbey, Aidan, Shea and Alessandro.

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Remembrances

Elaine & Jack:

Sorry we were unable to attend at the funeral home on Wednesday. I remember Mrs Dewiitt when she came to visit you on Orchard St with always a smile. Its hard to loose one's parents but the good upbbringing & memories of family events will never be forgotten, God Bless you both!

So sorry to hear of Mrs. DeWitt's death.  Remember her well from my growing up days in East Palmyra.  Have great memories from spending time at your home.  She was a wonderful person.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Elaine VandenBout Poole

 

Your Mom is a special soul. She put up with me on sleep-overs and taking Cindy off camping in the Adirondak Mts. She was courageous enough to let your Dad take flying lessons. She always had a kind word and a smile to give. She always told me how she was doing when asked, but never complained. She was one of the foundations that made East Palmyra home.

She will be missed by more people than you can image because she graceously touched every one she met.

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