Eleanor U. Homelius (Teacher, Dean)

Eleanor U. Homelius (Teacher, Dean)

The Late Miss Homelius



Services for Eleanor U. Homelius, who taught English, speech and dramatics at Batavia High School for 36 years and was dean of girls at the time of her retirement in 1973, will be at St. James Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. Monday.


Interment will be in Grand View Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Miss Homelius had been in failing health for four months preceding  her death Friday, December 14, 1979.


A former resident of 3 Ross Street, she was a daughter of Frank and Maud Scoville Homelius. Her father was a mayor of the City of Batavia.


Miss Homelius was a graduate of Batavia High School, Elmira College and Syracuse University. She was active in St. James Episcopal Church where she earned the distinction of being the first woman named to the vestry.


A member of Delta Kappa Gamma, she served on the Youth Board and was a member of the Board of Directors of American Red Cross and the YWCA.


Following her retirement from the City School District, she worked as a volunteer at Ganesee Memorial Hospital.


Surviving are three cousins, Miss Dorothy R. Turner of Binghamton, with whom she resided, Clifford G. Scoville of Bradenton, FL., and Paul H. Young of East Hartford, CT.


Contributions may be made to  a memorial fund at St. James Episcopal Church. Arrangements were completed by Bohm Mortuary.


Miss Homelius' Senior picture from the 1927 Batavian:

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04/11/11 05:53 AM #1    

Cynthia Levins (Hillman)

Miss Homelius was a wonderful and positive influence on my life for many reasons. I will be eternally grateful to her. I am happy to say Eleanor became a cherished friend of many years. Cynthia Levins Hillman

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