Ellen Rae Rosencrance Cornell, 61, of 92 King Lane, Laceyville, PA (Indian Hill), lost her battle with leukemia early Monday morning, July 23, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Ellen displayed courage and humor throughout her entire treatment.
Born in Waverly, NY, on Nov. 28, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Robert Rosencrance, Sr., who passed away on Dec. 1, 2001, and Anita Harrison Rosencrance, who passed away on March 16, 2002.
Growing up in Laceyville, she was a graduate of the Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1968. For over 20 years, Ellen worked as a postal carrier in Laceyville and her first concern, even when sick, was her customers. She enjoyed researching and cataloging the family tree, often traveling to remote cemeteries to collect more information. She also was an avid reader and loved to watch the Yankees play baseball.
One of Ellen’s favorite things to do was to take her granddaughter, Danella, out for a “me and you day.” She had a sharp wit and kept those around her laughing with her smart quips. She was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Auxiliary Unit #534 for over 20 years and also served as a liaison between the home association and the auxiliary for many years.
She was devoted to her family and will be greatly missed.
Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Cy C. Cornell, who passed away on Jan. 29, 2002.
Survivors include her son, Steven Cornell of Laceyville; her granddaughter, Danella Cornell of Laceyville; three brothers and their wives, Robert and Sandra Rosencrance of Brackney, Alan and Susan Rosencrance of New Market, MD and Albert and Wen Rosencrance of Great Falls, VA. She is also survived by her nieces, Debra Rosencrance, Charlene Lohmuller and Anna Rosencrance and her nephews, Michael Rosencrance, Jeffery Rosencrance and Kevin Rosencrance.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 26 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Richard Vieldhouse, a long-time family friend, officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey St Cemetery in Laceyville. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Wednesday evening, July 25, from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 961 Marcon Blvd., #452, Allentown, PA 18109.