Eleanor Gilbert Meier


Eleanor (nee Gilbert) Meier, 94, of Montoursville, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in the Williamsport Home.

She and her husband, the late Kenneth Meier, were married 54 years, living in North Dakota and Pennsylvania.

She graduated from Montoursville High School and Mansfield State Teachers College and continued post-graduate education at Cornell University.

She devoted her career to education, teaching in both Pennsylvania and North Dakota. Until her retirement, she worked as a teacher educator with North Dakota State University.

She was a patron of the General John Burrows Historical Society of Montoursville and a member of Faith United Methodist Church.

Born Sept. 17, 1923, in Millcreek Township, Lycoming County, she was the daughter of Emerson and Helen (nee Nunn) Gilbert.

Surviving are her daughter, Kay (Clyde) Seery, of Iowa City, Iowa; her sister, Olive (Charles) Parke, of Montoursville; grandsons, Thomas (Jennifer) Seery and Mark (Wendy) Seery; and great-granddaughters, Elise Seery and Caroline Seery.

There will be no visitation. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to Faith United Methodist Church or the Historical Society of Montoursville.