Laura Jane Ellis, 69 of Freeville, NY died November 21, 2019, surrounded by her family at her home after an extended illness.

Born March 5, 1950, in Ithaca, New York, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Irene (Myers) Brotherton.

Having been a lifelong resident of the area she had been employed with Tompkins County WIC program followed by working with a friendly smile at Dedrick’s farm stand in Dryden for many years.

In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting, canning and most of all spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ronald E. Ellis Sr. of Freeville, her children, Stephanie Ellis, Ronald Ellis Jr., Jeffrey (Vonnie) Ellis and Daniel (Jayne) Ellis all of Dryden, her brothers, Kenneth (Kathy) Brotherton of Elmira Heights, Thomas (Linda) Brotherton Sr. of Dryden and her “sister/cousin” Gail Knapp of Interlaken. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Siera, Dylan, Gage, Kevin, Lillian, Wade, Great-grandchildren, Paisley and Westin.

A memorial will be held on Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 150 North Albany Street, Ithaca, followed by a dish to pass.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, Albany Street, Ithaca. Condolences may be made to Laura‘s guestbook at