Nellie (Terbush) Feith, 105, former long-time resident of Highland Falls, passed away at Elant Nursing Home in Newburgh, on August 15, 2017. Nellie was born on August 24, 1911, to Ira Terbush and Edith (Hoornbeck) Terbush in Ulster County, NY.
During her time in Highland Falls, Nellie was an active member of the United Methodist Church of the Highlands, including its United Methodist Women's Club, and served for many years as a Sunday school teacher there. She was also a member of the Highland Falls chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Highlanders Senior Citizens Club, as well as a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Her first job was as a telephone operator in Middletown NY, before her marriage to John Feith in 1932 at the Methodist Church in Phillipsport, NY. She then went on to work in a Newburgh hairdressing salon before operating a hairdressing business out of her home on Hickory Street in Highland Falls for many years.
Nellie enjoyed music – playing the organ both in her home and in local churches – and art, as well as working in her garden and on craft projects.
She is survived by her brother, Ralph (Irene) Terbush, of Fostertown, NY; son Harold (Elaine) Feith of Webster, NY; grandson Richard Feith of Webster, NY, grandson J.D. Ross (Valerie) of Manlius, NY, and numerous nieces and nephews. Nellie is also survived by four great-grandchildren.
Nellie was predeceased by her husband, John, daughter, Barbara Ann (Bonnie) Ross, brothers Floyd and Harold Terbush, and sister Mildred Barkley.
A private burial was held in Peacedale Cemetery in Highland Falls.