Ina Marie Filley, 83, Dexter

DEXTER, NY —  Ina Marie Filley was born Dec. 22, 1936, and went home to be with the Lord and her beloved husband Ray on Jan. 9, 2020. She was the next to youngest of eight children and last remaining child of Clarence E. Lucas and Gladys (Gould) (Lucas) Merriam.

She was preceded in death by her husband George R. Filley and daughter-in-law Mary (Bremner) Filley.

She will be truly missed and is survived by her children; Raymond Filley, Dexter, NY, Louise and Patrick Towne, Plano, TX, Barbara and Kim Mozejko, Austin, TX, Alfred and Amy Filley, Dexter NY, and Jacqueline and Darrell Sweitzer, Dexter, NY. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Ina will be remembered for her steadfast love, care and compassion for her family, friends, and community.

Her passion and work experiences were many. To list a few: her very first job was a telephone operator; she was a traditional housewife and mother; in-home sales consultant; she worked in the food industry; and was the local librarian. She also held numerous volunteer positions throughout her life.

Ina loved reading, cooking, baking, cake decorating, floral and home decor, entertaining, bowling, card playing, traveling, afternoon tea, and last but not least sweets! Ina was famous for making everything fabulous. The ultimate “Hostess with the Mostest”; a true gift and blessing from God. She will live in our hearts and stories forever.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service.

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