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Maryann Ellis
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Spring Hill, Fla. -

Maryann Ellis. 87, of New Albion Road, Cattaraugus, passed away, Saturday, June 23, 2018
In Spring Hill, Fla.

She was born January 23, 1931 in Gowanda, NY, the daughter of the late Ferdinand and Orpha Swartz Gebhardt. Maryann was a graduate of North Collins High School, received her Bachelors in Education from Houghton College and her Masters in Administration from Fredonia State University.

Maryann was the former Principal of the Cattaraugus Elementary School, retiring after 30 years of service. Prior to serving as Principal, she had taught first grade and remedial reading. Following retirement, she was a substitute teacher at the Randolph Union Free Academy.

She was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ in Cattaraugus and had taught Sunday school earlier on. She was also a member of the Little Valley Lions Club, Little Valley American Legion Unit 531, Fraternal Order of Eastern Star in Otto and the New York State Teachers Association. She enjoyed traveling, knitting, reading, playing cards and spending time at the Casino.

Maryann is survived by her husband; Elliott J. Ellis Jr. of Spring Hill, whom she married on July 16, 1955, two sons; Elliott (Rachelle) Ellis III of Spring Hill and Kevin (Nancy) Ellis of Gowanda, three grandchildren, Chavi, Zachary and Serena Ellis, three step grandchildren, Marissa, Jenna and Lacy and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Vilas Gebhardt and a sister; Eileen Triechler.

As per Maryann’s wishes visitation will not be observed. A celebration of life will be held at a later date with a time and location to be announced by the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, Randolph.

Memorials if desired may be sent to the St. John’s Church, 28 Ellicott Street, Cattaraugus, NY 14719 or to Home Health Care & Hospice, 1225 West State Street, Olean, New York 14760.

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