Sheila A. (McNeil) Cartwright

Cartwright, Sheila A. (McNeil)

Sheila A. (McNeil) Cartwright, 61, of Elmira, NY went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Sheila was the daughter of the late George and Ruth (Dunbar) McNeil. She is survived by her devoted husband of 33 years, Floyd Cartwright Sr.; son, Floyd (Amanda) Cartwright Jr.; granddaughter, Natalie Cartwright; grandsons, Floyd Cartwright III and Chase Cartwright all of Elmira; sisters, Lorraine Groat (Gaylord Besemer) of Locke, NY; Colleen (Gary) Palmer of Horseheads, NY; step-sons, Martin and Michael Cartwright both of Louisiana; Robert and Christopher Cartwright both of Maine, NY; sisters-in-law, Emma Goodrich of Florida; Alberta Blim of Beaver Dams, NY; Wanda (Charles) Johns of Florida; along with many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and very special friends. She is predeceased by her sisters, Shirley Mapes, Emma Dunmire; brother, William McNeil; nephew, Jerome Bush, who was born the same day as Sheila, February 24, 1953. Sheila graduated from Odessa-Montour High School with her dear lifelong friend, Lois Travis and was employed by the Arnot Ogden Medical Center before developing serious health issues which she endured for many years. She enjoyed crafts and bingo for 13 years at the Elcor Adult Day Care. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral Services celebrating her life will follow the visitation at 7 PM. Edward "Chip" Hoffman will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Hillside Cemetery Dundee, NY. Sheila's guestbook may be signed in obituaries at

Thank You

The family wishes to thank Dr. Povanda, also the doctors and staff at St. Joseph's Hospital, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Corning Hospital, Founder's Pavilion and the Chemung County Nursing Facility who have cared for Sheila since January 2014.

Funeral Home

Olthof Funeral Home
1050 Pennsylvania Ave.  Elmira, NY 14904
(607) 733-7566

Published in Star-Gazette from June 19 to June 20, 2014