Elsie Tousley, 94, of Penn Yan, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022.
Elsie was born on June 30, 1927 in Prattsburgh, NY. The daughter of Charles and Elsie Gottshall, she was the youngest of seven siblings. Elsie was a lifelong resident of Penn Yan.
On January 19 of 1946 she married Harold Tousley. Together, they had five children, Steve, Dan, Mike, Sandy (Banach) and Mark.
A devout Christian, Elsie was a member of the Baptist Church. In recent years, she enjoyed attending services at St. Michael’s in Penn Yan.
Elsie was a popular person in Penn Yan, and could often be seen out and about with friends or family enjoying a meal and keeping up on current events. Her hugs will be missed by anyone who ever had the pleasure of meeting her, especially her great grandchildren Jay and Emma.
Elsie is survived by her daughter Sandy (John, Jr.) Banach, sons Dan (Mary Lee) Tousley, Steve (Joan) Tousley, and Mark (Sandy) Tousley, as well as several grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, and her cat Molly May.
Elsie was predeceased by her beloved husband Harold in 2003, her parents, her son Mike, granddaughter Rebecca Banach, her brothers and sisters, several nieces and nephews, and her special friend John Banach.
Friends may call on Friday, April 29 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Weldon Funeral Home, 102 E. Main St. in Penn Yan. A service of remembrance will follow calling hours at Weldon Funeral Home at 1pm, after which a graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery.
Her family would like to thank the staff at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital and the volunteers at the Keuka Comfort Care home for their compassion and dedication to providing the highest level of care. Memorial contributions may be made to Keuka Comfort Care home.