Elsie Ruth Rymer, 93, of Dayton, NY, and Homosas-sa, Fla., died peacefully on June 1, 2014 at the home of her daughter.
She was born Aug. 16, 1920 in Dayton, NY, the youngest daughter of the late John and Bessie (Willett) Parsell.
Elsie grew up helping her parents manage the family farm. She married Hubert Malinowski in 1939. In 1947, Hubert was killed in an automobile accident, leaving Elsie a young widow with three small children. Her determination and strong family values brought her back to the family farm. Her parents offered stability and guidance for her children and she provided both physical assistance on the farm and financial help from her job as an aide at the J.N. Adam TB/ Developmental Center, where she worked for 20 years. The farm was productive and the extended family remained united.
Elsie Ruth Rymer
In 1962, Elsie married Joseph Rymer, a farmer and tannery worker from Nash-ville, NY. Working together, they managed both farms for many years. After selling the last of their cows in 1990, they became snowbirds, spending winters in Homosassa, Fla., and summers on the Jolls Road farm. They enjoyed the warm weather with friends and family in both locations. There was always a "Welcome!" sign on their doors and room at their table. Life was good! Elsie and Joe enjoyed 47 years together.
Elsie will be remembered for her friendly smile, but also as a hard worker who was always busy. She en-joyed being outdoors and was an avid gardener and eager traveler. A ride any-where, anytime, was a good time.
Survivors include her daughters, Martha (Ronald) Nowak of Perrysburg, NY, and Alice Gross of Inverness, Fla.; a son, Michael (Mary) Malinowski of Perrysburg, NY; and step-daughters Ramona Stanbro and Darlene (Jim) Hilliker, both of Forestville, NY. Twelve grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren also survive.
Elsie was preceded in death by her husbands, Hubert Malinowski in 1947 and Joseph Rymer in 2009; a brother, Albert Parsell; a sister, Mary (Cook) Glover; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A Memorial and Celebration of Elsie's Life will be held at the Dayton Fire Hall on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at 1 p.m. Come and remember Elsie and her cheerful smile.
Interment will follow at the Jolls Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements were by Lemon Bay Cremation Services of Englewood, Fla., and Schindler Funeral Home of Gowanda, N.Y.