Skip to main content

Elsie June Rowcliffe

By Joshua Smith

Elsie June Rowcliffe, 93, of Elba, passed away on November 18, 2022 at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Batavia.

Elsie was born June 28, 1929 in Bergen, a daughter of the late Maynard and Blanche (Ackerson) Brown.

Elsie was a member of the Elba Historical Society, Card Club and the Collector's Club.  She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, word search books, going to flea markets and watching the birds out of her window.

Surviving are her children, Dennis Rowcliffe, Diane Moore, Scott Rowcliffe, Jeffrey (Kim) Rowcliffe and Donna (Greg) Hillabush; ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Elise is the wife of the late Howard Rowcliffe, grandmother of the late Jason Rowcliffe and sister of the late Walter Brown, Edward Brown, Marion Neeley, Delia Richenberg, Pearl Priestly, Mable Pocock and Ruth Galliford.

There are no prior calling hours and Elsie's funeral will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elba Presbyterian Church, 23 North Main Street, Elba, NY 14058 or the Elba Fire Department, P.O. Box 58, Elba, NY 14058.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at

Arrangements for Elsie were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Authentically Local