Ilah Bird Essex, age 99, died peacefully in her sleep Thanksgiving evening, November 24, 2016. A near lifetime resident of Marcellus, she was a hair dresser, a bus driver and a farmer. She was preceded in death by Ewart Essex, her husband of fifty years. She is survived by her children, Mary (Bill) Jaglowski, Nancy (Cheryl) Essex, and Carmi (Sarah) Essex; six grandchildren, Jamie (Tom) Weisser, Chris Jaglowski, Dane Terrill, Ranee Terrill, Kathryn Essex, and Henry (Vicki) Essex; seven great-grandchildren, Sydney, Zach, Blake, McKenna, Cayce, Elin and Kamden.
Visitation and services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the Hohner Funeral Home with graveside services to follow.