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Eileen R. Littell, 87; Editor’s Daughter-In-Law

Eileen Littell
Eileen Littell

COOPERSTOWN – Eileen Reeves Littell, 87, daughter-in-law of Walter R. Littell, editor of the Otsego Farmer and an officer in the company that published The Freeman’s Journal, died Oct. 7, 2014, at Memory Care Living in Montville, N.J., after a long illness.

She was born on July 7, 1927, in Buffalo, the daughter of Eric and Dearborn (Smith) Reeves.  She grew up in Cooperstown, graduated from Cooperstown High School in 1944 and married W. Ricks Littell on July 17, 1949.

Following the death of her husband in 2004, Mrs. Littell relocated from Madison, N.J., to Cooperstown, and until recently lived at 57 Lake St., where she greatly enjoyed local friends and activities.

She is survived by son Mark and daughter-in-law Mary Ann, son Christopher and daughter-in-law Marilyn, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She will be buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Cooperstown, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 140 Highway 33 West, Suite 2, Cooperstown or online at  For online condolences please visit



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Putting the Community Back Into the Newspaper

Now through July 31st, new or lapsed annual subscribers to the hard copy “Freeman’s Journal” (which also includes unlimited access to, or electronically to, can also give back to one of their favorite Otsego County charitable organizations.

$5.00 of your subscription will be donated to the nonprofit of your choice:

Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, Cooperstown Food Pantry, Greater Oneonta Historical Society or Super Heroes Humane Society.