MORRIS – Mary Ellen (Taber) Bellows, 92, passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at Centers Cooperstown nursing home.
Ellen was born in Herkimer, the daughter of Harry and Genevieve (Strong) Taber.
She graduated from Oneonta High School and worked at the Palace Theatre in Oneonta as an assistant cashier and usherette. She worked in Scintilla in Sidney as a coil winder during World War II and later worked at the Oneonta Country Club.
Ellen married Clayton Bellows on Nov. 5, 1948, in Baltimore. They resided in Oneonta on Oneida St. and Club Avenue before purchasing their final home in Morris in 1963
Ellen and Clayton were members of the Sidney Boat club from 1959 to 2013. They enjoyed their boat and camping. Ellen had a green thumb and produced beautiful gardens.
Ellen is survived by her son Stephen (Penny Lee) Bellows; daughter Lucinda (Joseph L.) Miller, all of Morris,; her grandchildren, SSgt. Kevin (Tiffany ) Ferguson of Brunswick, Maine., Erik (Brittany) White of Saranac Lake., SSgt. Thomas Wallace of Newport News, Va., Dan (Jamie) Truax of Fulton, Randi Perkins of Otego; a niece, Carol (Riley) DeAngelis of Tampa, Fla.; two nephews, Phillip and Ronald Taber of Sidney Center and six great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Clayton of 65 years; her sister Ruth (Taber) Coss and her husband Paul Coss; brother, Harry Strong Taber and his wife Naomi and a nephew, Richard Taber.
A graveside service will be held in the Spring at Hillington Cemetery in Morris. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.johnstonfh.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.