Ilion Elsie O. Fuhrer, 90 formerly of Otsego St in Ilion passed away peacefully, with her family by her side on Wednesday February 5, 2020 at the Masonic Care Community. Elsie was born on July 20, 1929 in Hector Township in Potter Co. PA. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Ruby (Glover) Houghtaling. On October 29, 1949 she was united in marriage to Walter J. Fuhrer. In 1957 they settled in Ilion, where they raised their 4 sons. Elsie is survived by 2 son Michael and Steven and his wife Christine all of Ilion, 5 grandchildren Brian Fuhrer of Ilion, Steven and Alyssa Fuhrer of Herkimer, Mellissa and her husband Bob Suhocki of Mohawk, Karen Fuhrer and Brent Richardson of Rochester, Gregory Fuhrer and his girlfriend Bonnie of Mohawk. She also leaves 3 great grandchildren Riley and Aidian Suhocki and Mariah Richardson, her brother and sister in laws, Grace and Al Dickgieser, Betty and Dick Colvin, Nona and Gary Graham, Joyce Lester, Merton Fuhrer and his partner Dave. She is predeceased by her husband of 64 years Walt, 2 son Clinton and Ronald and 5 brothers. Elsie's family would like to thank all that cared for her at Masonic Care Saranac Household. In keeping with Elsie's wishes there are no public calling hours, a memorial service will be held in the spring at a time and place to be announced. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. To send an online condolence please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com.