Mary Ellen Schreher
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Mary Ellen Schreher

Clifton Springs - Mary Ellen Schreher passed away in Clifton Springs Nursing Home on February 21, 2019 at the age of 86.

Mary Ellen grew up in rural Pennsylvania as the oldest of 4 siblings. She graduated from Wilson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Johnson City, NY. She had a long career in nursing, working in various roles at several facilities and finally retiring after 26 years as director of nursing at Lakeside Nursing Home in Ithaca. She raised her family in Trumansburg, NY where she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses. She volunteered with Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the Ulysses Library, and other causes.

Mary Ellen had a love of home, family and the outdoors. She worked tirelessly and selflessly to raise her family with high standards. She enjoyed family, traveling, camping trips, watching birds, concerts, plays and reading. In later retirement she and her husband moved to Stanley NY to be closer to family, and there they enjoyed building and living in their cabin.

Mary Ellen is survived by her husband of 65 years (Daniel), 2 sisters (Loretta and Priscilla), 3 children (Medwin, William and Alice), 6 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by a younger sister.

Memories of Mary Ellen are cherished by her children, relatives and friends. Persevering through life's challenges, Mary Ellen embraced and shared its joys with family and friends. She will be especially remembered for her thoughtful and sound advice, frugality, hard-working spirit and loving heart.

A memorial service will be held at The Presbyterian Church in Geneva on March 2 at 2 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Presbyterian Church or other charity of your personal choice.

For tributes and condolences to the family, please visit; www.mcguiganberofuneralhome.com




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Published in Ithaca Journal on Feb. 26, 2019.
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March 4, 2019
My condolences to Mary's family. We went to church together for many years. It makes my heart sad to know of her passing. May she be free from illness and rest peacefully.
Helen Grant
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March 3, 2019
A lovely service yesterday and we were so fortunate to be there. The slide show perfectly presented how much she treasured every moment of her life. A life well lived that inspires me still.
Georgia Weed
March 2, 2019
My heartfelt condolencesv to Dan and family fondly remembered as neighbors on Strowbridge St in Trumansburg.
Emma Lou Sheikh
Emma Lou Sheikh
February 26, 2019
I am so sorry that I cannot make it to the service but my granddaughter is getting married that day. I worked many years with Mrs.Schreher and will miss her very much, she was a wonderful person and made working at Lakeside enjoyable. My prayers go out to her family.,I am so sorry that I cannot make it to the service but my granddaughter is getting married that day. I worked many years with Mrs.Schreher and will miss her very much, she was a wonderful person and made working at Lakeside enjoyable. My prayers go out to her family.
Lana Wegner
February 26, 2019
You have earned your wings fly high.
Lester and Mary Hayward
February 26, 2019
I had the opportunity to work with Mary Ellen at Lakeside. She was a very well-liked, and well-respected leader. She always wore a smile. RIP Mary Ellen.
Gail Z.
February 26, 2019
Alice....just stopping by to say what a loving lady your Mom was. I loved her as a superior at work but she was also my friend. Relish her beautiful memories...I miss you all in my life.
Shari Carter
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