Lena Elliott

Lena M. Elliott (VanderSchaff)

Sunday, June 17th, 1945 - Friday, January 31st, 2020
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Obituary

Lena M. Elliott (VanderSchaaf), 74, of Fredonia, New York, died Friday January 31, 2020 at UPMC Hamot in Erie Pa. Lena was born June 17, 1945 to Floyd and Elizabeth (Damon) VanderSchaaf. She was raised in Clymer, N.Y. and attended Clymer Schools, graduating from Clymer Central School in 1964. Lena was dedicated to her church, family, career and community. She was a nurse’s aide at Corry Memorial Hospital for 41 ½ years. A longtime member of the Laona United Methodist Church, where she served as a Trustee, was heavily involved with the Outreach Committee and served as President of the United Methodist Women at Laona U.M.C. Lena was a member of the Fredonia Memorial American Legion Post #59 Woman’s Auxiliary, having held various offices over the years. She was also active with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at Brooks Memorial Hospital for several years, the Brocton Senior Citizens Group and the Cassadaga Senior Citizens Group. She loved to travel, square dance and roller skate.

Lena is survived by: her husband, Daniel E. Elliott; daughters, Lisa (Rob) Hart of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Lynette Swanson of Jamestown, N.Y.; her sister, Leona (late Bruce) Anderson of Lakewood, N.Y., former son-in-law, Mark Herberg; stepchildren: Eric (Cindy) Elliott of Fredonia, Matthew (Bobbie Jo) Elliott of North East, Pa., Denise (John) Stanford of Bessemer, AL. and Jessica Elliott, also of Bessemer, AL.; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Lena is predeceased by her parents and two infant brothers, Harold and Ronald
VanderSchaaf.

Calling hours will be Wednesday February 5, 2020 from 6-8pm at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Avenue, Fredonia, N.Y., and Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 10am-11am at the Laona United Methodist Church, 9636 Wilson Rd. Fredonia, where a funeral service will follow at 11 am. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to the Laona United Methodist Church, 9636 Wilson Rd, Fredonia, NY 14063. On-line condolences may be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by David J. Dengler.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Larson-Timko Funeral Home
    Address
    20 Central Avenue
    FREDONIA, NY 14063
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Laona United Methodist Church
    Address
    Wilson Road
    Laona, NY
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Laona United Methodist Church
    Address
    Wilson Road
    Laona, NY
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    Officiant
    Rev. Mike Spell
  • Interment

    Location
    Cowden-Corners Cemetery
    Address
    Arkwright, NY
  • Reception

    Location
    Laona United Methodist Church
    Address
    9636 Wilson Road
    FREDONIA, NY
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Linda Slike

Posted at 09:03am
The family of Robert and Eleanor Devereaux and Hazel Damon extend our deepest sympathies. We remember Lena and Leona when we were kids when Grandma Damon (Hazel) was alive. We would always talk to Lena at the Corry Hospital and visited when they would stop by to see Grandma. We have lost track of family since Grandma passed away but your family has always been remembered in our hearts. - Linda D. Slike
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Joyce Kellogg

Posted at 02:44am
The family of Lee 'Barney' Kellogg (1932-1995) extends to each of you our most sincere condolences in the passing of your loved one. Stay strong; I know you will. Leona and family, know I'm thinking of you with much sympathy.

Diane Jusko Elliott

Posted at 12:53am
She will be greatly missed by many. If anyone was in need of a listening ear she was always there. She always put others before herself. She always was someone you could count on if nothing else than to just listen and help in anyway she could.. I will miss her greatly for being such a caring soul..
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