V. Luvae Ellis, 96, was born May 28, 1920 the daughter of Shirley and Bernice Knight Norton, in Canisteo where she spent her entire life. She passed away Wednesday June 15, 2016.
Luvae graduated from Canisteo High School in the class of 1938 and on August 31, 1940 was married to Howard Ellis who predeceased her in 2008. She was a lifelong member of the Canisteo First Baptist Church and enjoyed membership in the Philathea and Dorcus groups of the church. She was also a member of the former Canisteo Chapter 210 Order of Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Luvae will be remembered for her love of her family.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Howard and her sister Louise Green
She is survived by her daughters, Dorothy (Neil) Schutrum of Elmira and Jeanne (John) Hyland of Andover; six grandchildren, Greg (Carolyn) Schutrum, Kristian (Nita) Schutrum, Julie (Jeff) Bridge, Jody Niedermaier, Jessica (Paul) Wieszczyk, and John Hyland; seven great grandchildren, Jordan Bridge, Joshua Bridge, Brittany Schutrum, Victoria Schutrum, Nazeen Schutrum, Hayleigh Niedermaier and Hayden Niedermaier.
To send a remembrance to the family, please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com. The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, Director at Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home of Hornell.
The family will be present to receive friends on Friday from Noon until 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 45 Greenwood Street in Canisteo where funeral services will follow calling hours at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Jim Patton officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Canisteo.
Friends may make memorial contributions to: First Baptist Church, 45 Greenwood Street, Canisteo, NY 14823.