Mrs. Elna Lobdell, age 79, of Gloversville died Friday, April 1, 2005 at home following a long illness. She was born March 22, 1926 in Concard, NY, the daughter of the late Jesse and Ruby Louis Nason. A resident of Gloversville for 63 years, she was employed as an inspector by St. Thomas Inc. until her retirement in 1992.
Mrs. Lobdell was a member of American Legion Post #137 Auxiliary, V.F.W. Post #2077 Auxiliary, Foresters Lodge, Moose Lodge #351, and Eagles Arie #482, all of Gloversville.
She was married on January 4, 1987 to George W. Lobdell Sr. who died May 4, 1987.
She is survived by 10 children, Theodore ?Teddy? Wiederman of Gloversville, Fred Rulison of Schenectady, Nina Kupciunas, Sandra Oathout , Marge Fountain, Mary Jane Dawson, Sally Blowers and Darlene Gardner, all of Gloversville, and Jeanette Bills and Donna Derochers of Hamlet, NC; a sister, Pansy Salzler of Sandinia, NY; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by hers sons Walter Rulison Sr. and Jack Rulison; grandson Walter Rulison Jr; and sister Alice Wiederman.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 PM Sunday at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 PM with the Rev. R. W. Williams officiating. Interment will take place Monday at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.