Funeral services for Ellen Zehr, age 82, of Route 37, Ogdensburg, will be held at the convenience of the family. Mrs. Zehr passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Country Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre in Carthage, NY. Arrangements are being handled by Frary Funeral Home.
Ms. Zehr is survived by one daughter, Rita Storms and her husband, Kevin, of Lakewood, CA; three sons, Martin and his wife, Susan, of Kansas City, MO, Stephen and his wife, April, of Fogelsville, PA, and Scott and his wife, Melissa, of N. Syracuse; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother, George Moran.
Ms. Zehr was born in New York City on July 17, 1930, the daughter of Patrick and Nelly Vrooman-Smith Moran. She first married Roy Stanley Hanblin on December 26, 1948. She later married Arthur Zehr on August 27, 1955 in Canastota, NY. Ellen worked with the NYS Department of Social Services in Syracuse for ten years. She retired in 1990.
Ms. Zehr volunteered at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center where she loved helping with patients. She enjoyed walking and her and her husband enjoyed spending summers on Black Lake for the last 30 years. Donations may be made in her memory to the St. Lawrence Valley SPCA Shelter, 6718 New York 68, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.