Pauline C. Winans
Pauline C. Winans, age 87, formerly of 73 Clark Street, passed away on Monday February 20 at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born on February 1, 1919 in Bolivar to Floyd and Edith Wood Sprague. On November 27, 1957 in Wellsville she married Raymond H. Winans who predeceased her on September 14, 1998. Pauline was an employee of the former Kieser Glove Factory and for Argenteri’s Cleaners both in Wellsville. She attended the ChristianMissionaryAllianceChurch in Wellsville. She loved spending time with her family and with her faithful companion “Jodi”. Pauline will be remembered for her sense of humor and that she never lost it. Survivors include: 3 daughters, Kathy A. Winans of Wellsville, Tina M. (Robert] Lingenfelter of Wellsville and Donna [Frank] Brown of Valdosta, GA.; a son David Jones of Brandon, MS.:7 grandchildren, Becky Ridley, Mike Killeen, Jackie Cooper, Michael & Bryan Jones and Elizabeth & Christian Lingenfelter: several great grandchildren: a sister Alice Youmans of Florida as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased her first husband Victor Jones: 3 sisters Edith Gary, Inez Eaton and Mary Jones; 2 brothers Francis and Lloyd Sprague; a granddaughter Kayla Lingenfelter Friends are invited to call on Thursday February 23 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service will be held on Friday February 24 at 10:30 am in the Christian Missionary Alliance Church with Pastor Mike Brady presiding. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery and memorials may be made to either the SPCA or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York.
R. Wayne Elliott
R. Wayne Elliott, of 143 East Genesee Street, passed away on Friday February 24 at home with his family. He was born in Shinglehouse, PA to Reuben and Doris Yeager Elliott on Aug. 21, 1929. In Hempstead Long Island on August 15, 1951 he married Lois Hennessy who survives. Wayne was a former resident of RochesterNY. And Port Allegany, PA., moving to Wellsville in 1982. He graduated from BolivarHigh School and attended St. Bonaventure University. Wayne enlisted in the US Air Force and severed for 4 years obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant and was an instructor in mathematics. He was raised in a family of small business owners. Wayne’s parents owned the Bolivar Lunch Room and he later became the Arch Way Cookie Distributor in Geneva, and then moved to Port Allegany, PA. and opened Elliott’s Bakery and Restaurant. Wayne then moved to Rochester and was a Supervisor for the food service at Xerox. In 1982 he moved to Wellsville to help start the Baking Curriculum in the Culinary Arts Department at the Wellsville Campus of AlfredState. He was an Associate Professor and in 1987 was honored as Educator of the year. During that time he was helping his son David at Elliott’s Bakery in Wellsville and became a Trustee and Compliance Office of the American Legion Post 702 in Wellsville. Wayne enjoyed the outdoors and in his retirement liked to raise pheasants. His memberships include, Life member of the Star Hose Company in Port Allegany, PA., former member of the Port Allegany Planning Commission, American Legion Post 702 of Wellsville and the Wellsville Moose Lodge. Surviving besides his wife are; a daughter Susan [Albert] Meyer of Painesville, OH.; 4 sons, David [Kathy] Elliott of Hyde Park, Mark [Linda] Elliott of Wellsville, Jon [Cheryl] Elliott of Scio and Greg [Lori] Elliott of Wellsville. 16 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; a sister Joan”Dawn”Elliott of Wellsville as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Gerald Elliott and a sister Joyce Elliott. Friends are invited to call on Monday February 27, 2006 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service will held on Tuesday at 11 am in the funeral home with Rev. Matthew Kofahl Burial with full military honors will be held in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Bolivar and memorials may be made to either Home Care and Hospice or to the SPCA serving AlleganyCounty.
Mildred A. Cornelius
Mildred A. Cornelius formerly of Beech Hill Road passed away on Saturday February 25, 2006 in the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born on August 1, 1914 to Benjamin and Elsie Chalker Latten. On May 5, 1933 in the Town of Willing she married Richard Cornelius who predeceased her in 1980. Mildred was a member of the York’s Corners Mennonite Church and the Scio Senior Citizens. She enjoyed crafts, camping at Brezzy Point and the activities there and especially spending time with her family.Survivors include: 2 sons Edward [Ruth] Cornelius of Willing and Eugene [Marilyn] Cornelius of Wellsville; a daughter Anita [Henry] Graham of Tiogo, PA. and a daughter in law Sandra Cornelius of Florida; 19 grandchildren, several great grand and great great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 2 sons Gerald and Judy Cornelius and Fred Cornelius; a grandson Michael Cornelius; 2 great grand daughters; 11 brothers and sisters Friends are invited to call on Monday February 27 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday February 28 at 2 pm with Rev. Gene Miller . Burial will be in the York’s Corners Cemetery and memorials may be made to Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Willing Fire Department or to the York’s Corners Mennonite Church Building Fund.
Edwin W. Gardner Sr.
Edwin W. Gardner Sr., of the Murphy Mulvey Road, passed away at home on Sunday February 26, 2006. He was born on December 31, 1925 in Wellsville to Harry and Lulu Koller Gardner. On October 18, 1975 he married Margariet Lanterman who survives. Ed worked for the former Scoville and Brown Merchants in Wellsville and then joined the US Army and served during WWII. After the service he worked for Macler Industry in Friendship from where he retired from after over 30 years of service. Ed served as the Union Stewart for many years, was an avid bowler and enjoyed traveling on senior citizen trips. He was a member of the American Legion Post #702 of Wellsville. Surviving besides his wife: A son Edwin W. Gardner Jr. of Georgia; 3 daughters Janet [Richard] Terwilliger of Jeffersonville, Donna Peeples of Cumming, GA. And Debbie [Robert] Vennard of Caneadea; 4 stepsons, Robert [Wendy] Lanterman of Ludington, MI., Glen [Carol] Lanterman of Webster, Richard [Wendy] Lanterman of Bolivar and John Lanterman of Wellsville; 2 step daughters Sheila Flynn of Canandaigua and Annette VanDruff of Honeoye Falls; 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; a brother Kenny Gardner of Wellsville. He was predeceased by a sister Catherine Gardner Friends may call on Tuesday February 28 from 7-9 pm and on Wednesday March 1 from 10 am to 11 am in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service will take place at 11 am with Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will be in BathNational Cemetery and memorials may be made to Home Care and Hospice
Frances Louise Goodsell
Frances Louise Goodsell, a former resident of Alma and Stannards, passed away on Tuesday March 7, 2006 in the Highland Health Care Center. She was born on September 20, 1909 in Haskell Flats in the Town of Hinsdale to Orris and Ailsie Clapp Burton. On October 2, 1936 she married Leo H. Goodsell who predeceased her on June 24, 1990. Frances had lived in Harrisburg Run before moving to Alma and then to Stannards. She graduated from HinsdaleCentralSchool and had taught for 5 years in a one room school house in the Hinsdale area. For many years she was a member of the AlmaUnitedMethodistChurch and later became a member of the StannardsUnited Methodist Church. Survivors include: 2 sons Donald [Bonnie] Goodsell formerly of Angelica and now of North Carolina and David [Sandra] Goodsell of Stannards; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; a brother Harry Burton as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister Helen Larabee. Friends may call on Saturday, March 11, 2006 in the J.W. Embser Sons F.H. in Wellsville from 11 am to 1 pm at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. Raymond Shaw presiding. Burial will be in the Cuba Cemetery and memorials may be made to the David A. Howe Library or to the donor’s choice.
Geraldine H. Denning
Geraldine H. Denning, 69, of 3585 Wolf Creek Road, Cuba, died on Thursday March 16, 2006 at the home of her family in Bolivar. She was born April 4, 1936 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of William and Iola (Hepworth) Van Etten. She was a former employee of Birds Eye Foods in Avon and with her husband she had owned the former Friendship Resturant. After moving to Florida she owned and operated W & G’s Ceramics in DadeCity, Fl and was a home health aid and hospice aid. She returned to AlleganyCounty and was employed by Jan and Bev’s Home Care Inc. and did private duty home care. She was a member of the Zephyrhills Woman of the Moose, was and avid bowler, enjoyed square dancing and line dancing. She was a member of the Belmont Grange and was associated with Heritage AFlame Ministries of Bolivar and the Jehovah’s Witnesses. She is survived by her spouse Ronald Denning Sr. of Bolivar, 2 Sons, Andy Denning and Ronald (Tamara) Denning Jr. both of North Carolina, 5 daughters, Wanda (Steven) Halsaver of Cuba, Penny (Coy Burdick) Denning, Ruth (Bob Simpson) Denning, Veronica Denning all of Bolivar, Deborah (David) Jones of Angelica, 5 step children, Kathy Denning and John Denning of Bolivar, Leo Denning of Westons Mills, David Denning of Belmont, Jack (Bonnie) Denning Jr. of Olean, 33 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 5 brothers, Robert Haskell of Fillmore, Raymond Van Etten of Kill Buck, Dean Redding of Salamanca, Edward Redding of Bolivar and Gordon Redding of North Carolina, 6 sisters, Beverly Van Etten, Hope (Roger) Bachman and Sandy Cornelius of Florida, Anna (Irving) Brooks of Franklinville, Sally Williams of Texas, Iola Crawford of Albion and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by 3 sisters, Brenda Denning, Rosemary Dennis and Mary Louise Van Etten, 2 brothers, Stanley Van Etten and Earl Redding. Friends are invited to call on Monday March 20th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 pm in the funeral home, with Rev. Joseph Smith presiding. Memorial suggestions include Heritage AFlame Ministries 71 Boss Street Bolivar, NY 14715
Virginia W. Freeman
Virginia W. Freeman passed away March 11, 2006. She was a former resident of Rochester and is survived by her children; Penny [Walter] Engler, Norman [Beverly] Freeman, Nelson [Kathryn] Freeman, Bill [Judy] Freeman and Peter [Carol] Freeman: 20 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; 2 sisters Pauline [Ralph] Brown and Becky Parker; many nieces, nephews and cousins; Friends may call on Tuesday March 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Funeral service from the TrinityLutheranChurch in Wellsville on Wednesday at 11 am.
Karen A. Burke
Karen A. Burke, 61, of 2818 Williams Grove Road, died unexpectedly on Friday March 17, 2006. She was born September 26, 1944 in Lackawanna, NY the daughter of Kenneth and Clara (Braun) Smith. She was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception School, WellsvilleHigh School class of 1962 and the Olean Business Institute. She was a former waitress at the Fassett Hotel in Wellsville, was the Wellsville Village Clerk from 1966 to 1979 and was the Business Manager and Clerk of the Board of Education for Andover Central School from 1979 to her retirement in 2005. She was a member of the Woman of the Moose and an avid shopper. A devoted mother, grandmother and sister, Karen is survived by 1 son, Todd J. Burke and his partner David S. Monks both of Los Angeles, CA, 2 daughters, Molly J. (Lance) Carlin on Andover and Jennifer J. Burke of Dunkirk, 2 granddaughters, Jaycie and Kori Carlin, 1 sister, Susan S. Henry of Wellsville, 2 nieces, Kelly (Scott) Brien of Wellsville and Robin (James) Blake of Titusville, FL, several aunts, uncles, cousins and will be missed by her many friends. She was predeceased by 1 sister, Nancy L. McDowell in 2003. Friends are invited to share in the celebration of her life on Saturday March 25th beginning at 2:00 pm at Andover Rod & Gun Club on Kilbane Road in Andover, NY. Memorial suggestions include St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital 501 St. Jude PlaceMemphis, TN38105-1942. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc.