Wellsville, NY - Virginia Mae Lindsay, 93, of 30 Chestnut Street passed away on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born October 14, 1917 in Grinnell, IA the daughter of Adinirum Judson and Sarah (McCool) Blakely.
Virginia grew up in Iowa then lived on the east coast until her 80's, moving to Wellsville in 2001. She felt at home immediately and enjoyed her life here to the fullest. Known as "Ginny" to all her many friends, she was an avid and formidable bridge player (especially with her long time partner Sid), participating in numerous tournaments over the past decade. She was well known for her wonderful Christmas cookies that she shared with friends & family, continuing to do all her own cooking & baking from scratch until a few months ago. She loved plants and propagated her African Violets for years, and tended a large family garden well into her 80's. She was a devoted sports fan, actively following just about every televised sport from golf to hockey to football & baseball, rodeo to NASCAR! She loved bird watching & kept her bird feeder filled all winter. She was a devoted mother & looked forward to her weekly lunch downtown on Wednesdays with her daughter Nancy. Last October 2010 her family celebrated her 93rd birthday with a reunion bringing all the children, grandchildren and her newest great grandchild from around the world. We will all miss her fabulous warm smile and company.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann B. Lindsay and her husband Robert Richmond of Boston, MA and Nancy J. Meyers of Wellsville, one son, Michael M. Lindsay of Phoenixville, PA, three grandchildren, Meridith Ann Richmond, Jacob Meyers and William Benjamin Meyers, one great granddaughter, Emma Li Xu Ming Meyers, one sister, Harriett German of New Sharon, IA, her former husband, William S. Lindsay of Aston, PA, a devoted "daughter", Kathy Perkins of Belmont and a special friend, "Buster" (Luke) Hollod of Wellsville as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by two infant children, Richard Allen Lindsay and Janet Kay Lindsay and an adopted son, David Thomas Lindsay.
Friends are invited a memorial service on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 West State Street in Wellsville with Monsignor Vincent Becker presiding. A reception will follow at 30 Chestnut Street in Wellsville. Memorial donations may be made to the Wellsville Community Center, 194 N. Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.