IN MEMORIAM: Ellen Jones, 74;
JORDANVILLE – Ellen Jones, 74, who worked most of her life at the Life Savers/Beech-Nut chewing gum factory in Canajoharie, passed away April 10, 2016, in the comfort of her own home with the love and support of her family, friends and loved ones by her side.
She was born on Sept. 15, 1941, at Tin-Top in Springfield Harry VanBrink and Mable Mallette-VanBrink.
She had a passion for the great outdoors and its many activities and adventures including cutting and splitting wood for the winter, gardening acres of fruit and vegetable gardens and simply enjoying her Upstate property.
She lived life to the fullest and never missed a beat; those that knew Ellen knew her as one of the strongest, hardest working women out there and will miss her deeply.
Ellen is survived by her two children; son, Terry Rocklin of Jordanville, and daughter, Tammy L. Bresee of Cherry Valley; five grandchildren, Savannah Bresee, Alicia Bresee, Terry Rocklin, Jr., Timothy Rocklin and Thomas Rocklin; four great-grandchildren, Arianna, DeShawn, Hunter, Declan and Cory; three sisters, Fay Rouge of Poughkeepsie, Joyce Goodrich of Daytona Beach, Fla., Shirley Muskus-VanBrink of Colombia, South America, and a brother, Sonny VanBrink, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Ellen was only preceded in death by her brother, Henry VanBrink.
A celebration of Ellen’s life will be Saturday, April 23, at her home in Jordanville. There will also be a gathering at her grave site in Fort Plain at a later decided date and time.
Expressions of sympathy are welcome; however, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Bassett for the care provided by Dr. R. Curtis Mills of St. Johnsville and the Utica Area Hospice.
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Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman FuneralHome, Cherry Valley.