Elinor F. Northrup
July 20, 1932 – Dec. 26, 2013
WALTON — Elinor F. Northrup, 81, a lifelong resident of Walton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Delaware Valley Hospital of Walton, following a long illness.
Elinor was born on July 20, 1932, in the town of Colchester on the family farm on Coles Clove Road, daughter of the late Frank A. and Florence (Jacobson) Northrup.
She was a graduate of Walton Central School, Class of 1952. While raising her five children alone, she attended SUNY Delhi where she received her LPN degree in nursing. Her nursing career started at Smith Hospital in Walton and later at Delaware Valley Hospital. She also worked in the lab at DVH.
Elinor was a Woman of the Moose Lodge in both Sidney and Oneonta. She also worked for a long time with Alma Lynch at the Walton Chamber of Commerce. She was a longtime member of the Walton Grange as well as an avid dancer belonging to several area dance clubs. She was a member of the Walton Methodist Church for nearly 60 years and later the Plymouth Church in Walton.
Elinor’s doors were always open for friends and neighbors, if a place was needed to hang their hat.
Elinor is survived by her five children, Debbie (Gary) Sherwood Maryland, Terri and Mike Green Walton, Ellie (Jim) Truman Walton and Karen (Terry) Glance Davenport Center; 10 grandchildren, Sachi (Damon) West, Keegan and Tadd Sherwood, Trista (Ryan) Lindsay, Kateland Coons, Justen Green, Joshua Green, Meaghan Condon, Michelle (Pete), Dustin (Jessica) Truman; 14 great-grandchildren, Darrick, Leeanna, Makenna West, R.J. and Kendra Lindsay, Donta and Lexie Sherwood, Annabelle Van Horn, Adara and J.R. McKinley Allen, Brihnley Roloson, Jerome, Cadence and Zander Stanton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard (Cecelia) Northrup, Roger (Linda) Northrup, Walton; James and Neal Northrup, both of Walton, Barbara Northrup, Walton, Joyce Northrup, Sidney; aunt, Mary Allen, Sidney Center; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Elinor was predeceased by longtime companion, Arthur Neer; brother, Milton Northrup; sisters-in-law, Ina, Maxine and Irene Northrup; nephew, David Northrup; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the First United Methodist Church, Walton. Burial will follow in Walton Cemetery.
Friends and relatives called from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton.
Contributions in Elinor’s memory may be made to Enhance DVH, 1 Titus Place, Walton, NY 13856 or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting www.courtneyfh.com.