Salamanca – Ila R. Felt "Loving Wife Mother, and Grandmother"
Ila Rae Felt, age 73 of Route 353, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a brief illness.
Ila was born on October 13, 1946 in Olean and was a daughter of the late Donald and Donnes Wright Baker of Rixford, PA. On November 26, 1966, she married her husband of 53 years, Eugene Felt, who survives.
Ila graduated from Otto-Eldred High School in Duke Center, PA, before attending Olean Business Institute, where she met her husband. They made their home in Salamanca, where she worked as a tax professional and manager at the H&R Block office from 1984 until she retired in April of 2014 after over 30 years.
A wonderful wife and mother, Ila was also well known for her acts of kindness and caring for others. Many people cherish her knitted and crocheted hats, scarves, sweaters, pillows and blankets that she gifted over the years. Ila and Eugene attended the First Baptist Church in Olean. She enjoyed church activities, garden club, square dancing, cooking and trying new recipes, crafts, and most of all spending time with family and friends.
Along with her loving husband, Eugene, Ila is survived by; a daughter, Angela (Mark) Ellis of Geneseo; a son, Steven (Kellie) Felt of Hamilton, GA; 4 grandchildren: Timothy and Jeffrey Ellis; Alexandra and Dylan Felt; a sister, Donna (Ken) Mettler of Wellsboro, PA; and a nephew Michael (Deborah) Mettler of Birdsboro, PA. She will be forever remembered by a number of loving relatives and dear friends.
Friends will be received on Sunday, August 23, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 East State Street, Olean. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 10:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Olean, 133 South Union Street, Olean. The Rev. Millard C. Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Little Valley Rural Cemetery, Little Valley, NY. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Olean, 133 South Union Street, Olean, New York 14760 or to the Salamanca Garden Club, Attn: Nan Miller, 290 Washington Street, Salamanca, New York 14779.