Eleanore Fillingham Casey, age 93, formerly of Ovid and a resident of Seneca Lake Terrace, died at Geneva General Hospital on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 following several years of declining health.
A graveside service will be held privately at Canoga Cemetery in Seneca Falls. Kindly remember Eleanore with a donation to the Ovid American Legion Post #463, PO Box 401, Ovid, NY 14521.
Eleanore was born in Canoga on May 11, 1928, a daughter of the late Lester and Dorothy (Mansell) Fillingham. She was a graduate of Mynderse Academy in Seneca Falls, and had worked as the book keeper at Moore’s Furniture Store in Waterloo for many years. She and her husband, Bill Casey had lived in Seneca Falls, Romulus, Varick, and spent several years in California before returning to build a new home in Ovid. They were active members of UCE (Upstate Citizens for Equality) and the American Legion Post in Ovid.
She is survived by her sons, Philip (Kathy) Knapp of Varick, Paul (Kate) Knapp of Paso Robles, CA; a step daughter, Margaret (Brenda) Casey-Raicer of Medford, OR; 5 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Eleanore was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Casey in 2014 and by her son, Kevin Knapp in 2019, and by a sister, Betty Gustafson Jones.