In Memory of Elizabeth L. Brewer

July 3, 1930 - September 3, 2020

Resided in New Hartford, NY


Private Visitation


Private Service


Private Cemetery


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Elizabeth L. Brewer of New Hartford, 90, died September 3 in her New Hartford home with family at her side.

She was born July 3, 1930 in Russellville, Arkansas, the daughter of James S. and Lulu V. Long. She graduated from Russellville High School in 1947, Arkansas Polytechnic College in 1949, and the University of Tennessee in 1951.

Elizabeth married Clayton C. Brewer on August 10, 1950 in Russellville, Arkansas. Clayton passed away on April 20, 1996. They honeymooned in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where Clayton had his Army physical. They made their first home at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. While Clayton fought in Korea, Elizabeth graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1951 at age 20.

Since moving to New Hartford in 1963, Elizabeth was active in the New Hartford United Methodist Church with camp, youth, bell choir, and council positions.

She was involved with organizations that helped people with cancer and Parkinson’s Disease.

Elizabeth enjoyed genealogy, knitting, sewing, gardening, and traveling to visit family.

She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Shannon and husband Randy of Silver Spring, Maryland; her daughter Sharon Barros and husband Bill of Redlands, California; daughter Cynthia Kropp and husband Don of Milford, New York; daughter Nancy Lee and husband Paul of Mohawk, New York; and son James Brewer and wife Erin of Rochester, New York; her grandchildren Mary Heuman and husband Stephen, Michael Shannon; Sara Stocking and husband Matt, Joey Barros and wife Sydney, Steven Barros and wife Amanda; Sean Kurdziolek and wife Amanda, Karen Kropp and husband David, Rebecca Hoerbelt and husband Paul, Jonelle Watford and husband Josh; Paul Lee, Chelsea Johnson and husband Matt, Bethany and Mariah Lee; Kara and Anna Brewer; and great-grandchildren Victoria Heuman; Mason and Gavin Stocking; Addison and Wyatt Humphry and Colton Barros, Louie Barros and Lennon expected to arrive soon; Hannah, Charlotte, and Tristan Kurdziolek; Lizette, Natalie, and Landon Kropp; and her brother-in-law W.C. Carter and sister-in-law Bertha Brewer.

Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents and her husband.

The funeral service will be attended by family only. Friends and remote family are invited to watch through a live stream beginning at 10:15 am, Tuesday, September 8. The link and instructions will be available at

Arrangements locally are with Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Service, 13 Oxford Road, New Hartford, NY 13413. 

Memorial donations can be mailed to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, New York 13413.