Elizabeth A. Hernquist of Olean, N.Y., died Tuesday, January 18, 2011, in her home.


Elizabeth A. Hernquist of Olean, N.Y., died Tuesday, January 18, 2011, in her home.
Born May 30, 1925, in Carbondale, she was the daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth Moran Myers.  On January 12, 1957, at St. Rose Church, she married E. Theodore “Ted” Hernquist, Jr., who survives.
She was a graduate of St. Rose High School and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing.  She was first employed as a Registered Nurse in Indianapolis during the polio epidemic.  In 1954, she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where she served as a Registered Nurse First Lieutenant for the 388th Fighter Bomber Wing at the Air Base in Etain, France.  She then worked for a short time for the former Allegany Nursing Home and the Cattaraugus County Nursing Home in Olean after which she stayed home to raise a family.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Church and the Olean American Legion Post #530.  She was a charter member of the Women In Military Service For America.  For several years, she volunteered for Meals on Wheels. With her husband, she traveled to Florida each year for 17 years until 2008.
Also surviving are: two daughters - Mary (Don) Chuboff of Watkinsville, Ga.; and Anne (Bob) Rueppel of Lancaster, Pa.; five grandchildren - Derek Chuboff, Sarah Chuboff, Kelly Chuboff, Katie Rueppel and Colleen Rueppel; one brother, Arthur Myers of Owego, N.Y.; one sister, Sister St. Gerard Myers, IHM of Scranton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by: two sisters - infant Mary Myers, and Clare Jones; and three brothers -Leo Myers, Joseph Myers and Gerard Myers.
Funeral arrangements by Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd., Olean, N.Y., on Friday, January 21, 2011, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Angels Church,  Rev. Gregory Dobson, pastor, celebrant.  Interment, St. Bonaventure Cemetery, with full military honors by the Allegany American Legion Ritual Team. 
Memorials may be made to St. Mary of the Angels Church Renovation Fund, or to Homecare and Hospice 1225 W. State St. Olean, NY 14760.