Ila McLellan dies at 101
DANBY — Ila McLellan, 101, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at her granddaughter’s home in Rutland.
She was born March 12, 1912, in Wallingford, the daughter of Jacob Chester and Margaret Louise (Jackson) Gates.
She was employed by J.K. Adams, and for many years well into her 80s, as a private duty housekeeper for several families in the Danby area.
She was a member of the Ladies Home Dem, Danby Congregational Church and attended the East Dorset Congregational Church.
She enjoyed attending senior dinners in Danby and Manchester.
Survivors include three daughters, Carol Smith of Proctor, and Christine Corey and Gloria Carabeau, both of Danby; a son Chester McLellan Sr. of Danby; 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband George McLellan in 1979, a daughter Josephine McLellan in 2010, two sisters Pearl Tobin and Dorothy Taylor, two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
There will be no calling hours,
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the East Dorset Congregational Church. Burial will follow in the Danby-Scottsville Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Aldous Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, c/o Rutland Health Foundation, 433 West St., Rutland, VT 05701; or to a charity of choice.