2018-06-13 / Obituaries

Elinor Jones Kellett

Elinor Jones Kellett, 91, passed away on June 9, 2018, at home. She was born August 4, 1926, in Deposit, the daughter of Earl D. and Mina (Seely) Jones of China Road. She married John G. Kellett on April 5, 1947 and they had four children.

She was predeceased by her husband, John; her parents; her brothers, Earl and Donald Jones; her sisters, Louise Axtell and Helen Jump, and her great-grandchild, Sean Chambers.

She is survived by sons John Jr. and Thomas; daughters Mary Hogan and Sally Chambers (William); nine grandchildren: Scott Hogan, Amanda (Mike) Ciani, Nick (Meg) Hogan, Mark (Kat) Chambers, Kevin (Rochelle) Chambers, David (Sarah) Kellett, Timothy Chambers, Tyler Kellett; and four great-grandchildren.

Elinor grew up on her family farm on China Road and after graduating from Deposit Central School in 1943, she worked at the Farmers National Bank in Deposit. Elinor moved to Beebe Hill Farm when she married John, and their focus became farm, family and friends. They worked the farm together with her doing the bookkeeping, cooking, feeding calves and chickens, as well as other chores. Elinor was a valuable asset to the farm and was a partner and co-owner.

Elinor was very involved in the Deposit Baptist Church women’s group for many years, and in recent years attended the Deposit Presbyterian Church. She was a longtime member of the Cold Spring Homemakers, Farm Bureau, and the Delaware County Holstein Association. Elinor was a 4-H leader for many years, starting the Deposit Kings and Queens 4-H Club. She developed many close friendships through these groups. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling to farms and gardens, and being outside. Her greatest loves were her family and the farm.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 13, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Deposit Presbyterian Church, with a funeral service to follow at 11:30.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elinor’s memory to the Deposit Presbyterian Church or Delaware County 4-H Cooperative Extension, 34570 State Hwy. 10, Ste. 2, Hamden, NY 13782.

Arrangements are through the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit, NY.

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