Ella L. Presler

December 24, 1926July 1, 2018

Ella L. Presler, age 91, of Prattsburgh, NY went to be with her Lord on Sunday July 1, 2018 at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath. Ella was born December 24, 1926 in Town of Dix, NY to the late Pearl Davis and Clarence Smart, Sr.

Ella dedicated herself, life and love to her husband and family. She was very active member of the Prattsburgh Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading and working on Word Finds, a very avid country music fan and watching NASCAR.

Ella is survived by; daughter Brenda (Harvey) Smallwood; and son Tracy Presler; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brother Clarence Smart; sister Beverly Hines; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ella was predeceased by her husband Paul "Lefty" Presler; sons Randall Presler and Gary Presler; brothers Jayson Smart and Joseph Smart; sisters Eleanor Hurlburt and Patricia Goodman.

A private service honoring her life will be held at the convenience of her family. Contributions in Ella's memory may be made to Prattsburgh Central School Varsity Club, 1 Academy St., Prattsburgh, NY 14873.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Presler family.


  • Pearl Davis, Mother
  • Clarence Smart Sr., Father
  • Paul "Lefty" Presler, Husband
  • Randall Presler, Son
  • Brenda (Harvey) Smallwood, Daughter
  • Gary Presler, Son
  • Tracy Presler, Son
  • Clarence Smart Jr., Brother
  • Beverly Hines, Sister
  • Jayson Smart, Brother
  • Joseph Smart, Brother
  • Eleanor Hurlburt, Sister
  • Patricia Goodman, Sister
  • Several Grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren

  • Prattsburgh Central School Varsity Club


  • At the Convenience of her family

Ella L. Presler

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July 9, 2018

Brenda & Tracy, My condolence to you and your families for the loss of your mom. What a blessing to have a mother's love for so long! May the family receive an abundance of moral support from your friends and neighbors, and above all, please know for comfort and peace, the God of Abraham will soothe your heart and heal your pain. (Jeremiah 29:11) May you continue to share your precious memories of your beloved Ella.

Christine Clark

July 7, 2018

Dear Brenda and Family,

Some of my earliest memories include your mom. I remember her singing in the choir at Prattsburgh Baptist Church with my mom. I also remmber her helping at your grandmother’s house for the every other Thursday Temple Builders meetings where quilts were made for the mission barrels. She always had time to talk to the children and to feed us special treats. She helped every year I can remember at Vacation Bible School. She has lots of jewels in her crown! May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Christine Murphy Clark

Pam and Kevin (Tietjen) Fingar and family

July 3, 2018

Dear Presler and Smart families,

Our sincerest sympathy goes out to you at this very difficult time.


Kevin and Pam (Tietjen) Fingar and family