Louise  Meisenheimer


Louise Meisenheimer, 95, of Nichols Avenue, passed away on Dec. 20, 2018, at her home, just as she wanted to, with the loving support of her family and hospice. She was born in Taylor, Pa., on May 13, 1923, the daughter of Alex and Stella (Werner) Schlappy.
She married Earl R. Meisenheimer on April 10, 1945, in Tonopah, Nev., and they embarked on a 20 year Air Force adventure, living in post-war Japan, Germany and throughout the United States before settling in Plattsburgh.
After having five children, Louise attended SUNY Plattsburgh where she received her Bachelor's Degree and later her Master's Degree in English. She went to work teaching High School English at Saranac Central School, retiring in the 1980s.
Survivors include four daughters, Sharon Meisenheimer of Manatee Springs, Fla., Laurie Bushey and her husband Jerry of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Jan Forgette and her companion Gary Reil of Plattsburgh and Jodie Chandler and her husband Ken of Broomfield, Colo.; one son, Rob Meisenheimer and his wife Sally of Plattsburgh; eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Earl Meisenheimer in 1995. She will be most remembered for her love of literature, as a gourmet cook, extensive traveler, creative gardener and avid bird watcher. Louise donated her body to UVM Medical School in the hope that someone could learn from her longevity.
Services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 34 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh.
Donations in her memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Published on December 27, 2018
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7 posts

Karen (DuBrey) Helton
Jan 16, 2019
Had this lady for English at SCS. She was a great teacher with a wonderful sense of humor. Learned a lot from her. She touched a lot of students. Great person. Sorry for your family’s loss.
Debby Allen Carter
Jan 04, 2019
My condolences to the family of this lovely lady. I was fortunate to be one of her English students at Saranac Central School. She was an excellent teacher with a sense of humor, very classy, and well loved by her students. I am grateful to have known her.
Christina Slattery Wendlandt
Jan 01, 2019
Sharon, Laurie, Jan, Jodie and Rob,
I have fond memories of tour family and all of you growing up down the street! And of course, your Mom was WONDERFUL to me always. So beautiful in all ways.
I check the paper now and then and saw she has died. So sad. Great woman!
My mother died in 93, Dad in 98, Mary Lou in 2010 , Rick last year as well as my husband. Loss is grave and I am praying for you all.
Much love from FL
Chris, Chrissie as I was called many moons ago.
Karl Tobrocke
Dec 29, 2018
Sharon Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I lost my mother in January 2018 and a sister in law who was only 61 in June. It was a tough year. Hope all is well with you and the rest of your family. God bless. Karl
Elaine Caron Conway
Dec 28, 2018
Laurie, Jerry, and family,
So sorry for your loss.
Tom & Betsy Lavery
Dec 28, 2018
Dear Sharon and gang, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Prayers and hugs.
Carolyn Payne
Dec 27, 2018
What a lovely lady who enjoyed a life well lived. God bless.