Meranda O. Elling(1921-2013)

OLEAN - Meranda O. Elling, recently of Olean and formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Saturday (Nov. 2, 2013) at the Cuba Memorial Hospital Nursing Home.
Born on July 13, 1921, in Nome, N.D., she was a daughter of Olaf and Mabel Hagen Johnson. On July 6, 1941, in Olean, she married Bernard D. Elling, who predeceased her April 20, 2010.
Mrs. Elling graduated from high school in 1939 in Nome, N.D. A longtime resident of Hinsdale, she was a homemaker and an active volunteer with the Hinsdale Rebecca Lodge, the Olean General Hospital and Meals on Wheels. She was a longtime member of Bethany Lutheran Church and served as the secretary for years for the Hinsdale Grange No. 843. She also loved to bowl.
Meranda's family would like to thank the staff at Eden Heights of Olean and the Cuba Memorial Hospital for the care they provided.
Surviving are three children, Gary (Ann) Elling of Rochester, Donald (Betty) Elling of Hinsdale and Nancy (Jim) Wade of Little Rock, Ark.; eight grandchildren, Benjamin Elling, Andrew Elling, Fred Elling, Judy (Ronald) Tuttle, Jerry Elling, Karen (Eric) Evans, Sarah (Scott) Wright and Audra (Troy) Pousardien; eight great-grandchildren, Brooks Wright, Sarah and Jennifer Tuttle, Trent and Maitlyn Evans and Evan, Meranda and Joshua Pousardien; a sister-in-law, Luella Johnson of Enderlin, N.D.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother and six sisters.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Hinsdale United Methodist Church on Main Street in Hinsdale. The Rev. Robert Young, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Hinsdale Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Hinsdale United Methodist Church, Bethany Lutheran Church in Olean, or a . Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in The Olean Times Herald on Nov. 5, 2013