Cobleskill- Ellen M. Leverett, 94, of Canterbury Drive, died Friday, March 18, 2022, at Cobleskill Regional Hospital with her family at her side.
Born October 8, 1927, in Worcester, NY, she was the daughter of Fred W. and Ruth (Wade) Moak. She was a proud alumnus of Worcester Central School (Class of 1945) and SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music (Class of 1950).
Ellen was an instrumental music teacher in Canastota and Schenevus public schools, then taught private piano lessons in her home for many years. She was the owner/operator of Drumlin Sheep Shoppe.
Ellen was a member of Cobleskill United Methodist Church. From 1971 to 1982, she was the organist for the Warnerville United Methodist Church. She was the pianist for the Cobleskill Rotary Club beginning in 1966 and was inducted as the first female Cobleskill Rotarian on Dec. 16, 1987. Ellen belonged to Captain Christian Brown Chapter D.A.R., Tourmaline Unit of Cobleskill Hospital Auxiliary, Schoharie County Farm Bureau, Beard’s Hollow Society, Schoharie County Sheepman’s Association, SUNY Cobleskill Faculty Wives and many local historical societies. She was a den mother while her sons were in Boy Scouts.
Ellen enjoyed knitting; playing piano, organ, and violin; and keeping in touch with family and friends through phone, text, and emails. She had kept a daily diary since 1936 and would often consult it to help her family recall details from past events. She loved to travel, research genealogy, and drive the “cane gang” to local events. A favorite pastime was feeding and watching the birds in her backyard.
She married John Edgar Leverett on June 24, 1951. She is predeceased by John (March 24, 2010) and their infant son, John William Leverett (May 10, 1954).
Survivors include her two sons: David J. married to Doris (Phillips) Leverett of Carlisle, NY, and their children, Beth Haas (Kevin), Timothy Leverett (Morgan) and Phillip Leverett; Richard D. married to Barbara (Scheibel) Leverett of St. Johnsville, NY, and their children, Rachel Leverett (Dana Waltz), and Sarah Leverett Hetrick (Nate); six great-grandchildren: Diana Waltz; Samantha and Felix Haas; and Madison, Hailey, and Ellie Leverett. She is also survived by a nephew C. K. Leverett (Mary) and their children, Theodore (Mallory) Leverett, Margaret (Michael) Hartman, Russell Leverett, and seven great-grand nieces and nephews; also cousins Linda (David) Mier, Sandee (Ken) Collins, Suzanne Dormandy, Dawn Wilcox, Alicia Pomeroy, Mark (Sarah) Wilcox, and her Rotary daughter, Iiris Schroeder, of Helsinki, Finland.
A funeral service will be held at 3 PM on Monday, March 21, 2022, at the Cobleskill United Methodist Church, 109 Chapel St., Cobleskill with Rev. Anna Blinn-Cole officiating. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held at the church from 1 to 3 PM on Monday, prior to the service. Spring interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Worcester, NY. The family requests that all attendees wear a mask.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cobleskill United Methodist Church, 109 Chapel St., Cobleskill, NY 12043, or Cobleskill Regional Hospital, 178 Grandview Dr., Cobleskill, NY 12043.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill.
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Cobleskill United Methodist Church
107 Chapel St., Suite 1, Cobleskill NY 12043
Cobleskill Regional Hospital
178 Grandview Dr., Cobleskill NY 12043