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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Eloise V. Nolan, 81, Wellsville, NY

Eloise V. Nolan, 81, Wellsville, NY, passed away at home surrounded by loving family on Friday (Dec. 18, 2020).    

Eloise was born on October 18, 1939 in Alfred to Terrance and Amy L. (Savey) Houghtling. She was a 1957 graduate of Wellsville Central School. On March 11, 1963 in Georgia she married the love of her life, William G. Nolan, who survives.    

Her varied work history includes a number of years at Argenteri Brothers in Wellsville. She also worked in maintenance at Dresser-Rand; in the Shipping Department at Northern Lights Candles; and she made knives at The Alcas Knife Company in Olean.    

In addition to her husband of 57 years, Eloise is survived by two sons, Andrew (Lisa) Nolan of Wellsville and William G. (Jennifer) Nolan II of Alma; a brother, Clair (Peg) Houghtling of Plant City, Fla; a sister-in-law, Lois Houghtling of Sumpter, S.C.; five grandchildren, Cody Nolan, Casey (Adam) Humphries, Jade Nolan, Sierra (Eli) McCaig and Josie Nolan; great grandsons, Garrett and Wyatt Humphries; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.    

She is preceded in death by six siblings, Francis Houghtling, Arlene Houghtling in infancy, Lucina Stoneham, Fred Houghtling, Nathala Pitts and Richard Houghtling.    

Eloise was a member of the Crystal Valley Saddle Club and TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly.)    

Eloise was a traveler and she truly loved seeing the world. She had opportunity to visit many locations in Europe including Barcelona, Rome, and Venice, as well as more exotic destinations such as Istanbul and Morocco. She was thrilled to see Alaska and Hawaii. She especially enjoyed those trips that included a cruise and she amassed a long list of Caribbean ports of call. The trips were all about seeing the sights, relaxing by the pool or on the beach, and meeting people.     

Closer to home, she enjoyed dancing, horseback riding, rodeos and playing horseshoes as well as working 3-D puzzles. Eloise was also a 4-H leader and hosted children during the summer through the Fresh Air Kids program. She especially loved the Christmas season and enjoyed shopping for her loved ones and the Salvation Army. Overall, her true joy was found in her family and the Buffalo Bills.    

Visitation, with appropriate social distancing standards will be held on Monday (Dec. 21, 2020) from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Wellsville/Scio. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Diane Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Stannards Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at    

Memorial contributions in Eloise’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. © 2020 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.

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