Wellsville, NY - Arlene M. Aaron, age 81, of Stevens Street passed away at home surrounded by her family on Friday, November 08, 2013. She was born on April 19, 1932 in Hornell to Henry and Kathleen Gibson Gottschall. On November 23, 1985 in Wellsville she married William S. "Bill" Aaron who predeceased her on October 21, 1999.
Arlene was raised in Hornell and had been a resident of Whitesville. She was employed by A.C.E.S. at Alfred State College for 21 years. Arlene was a former member of the Saint Ignatius Church in Hornell and currently was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Her memberships include the Women of the Moose Chapter #248 and the Morrison Hayes American Legion Post #702 Auxiliary both of Wellsville. Arlene took great pride in decorating her house during the holidays especially at Christmas time. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, playing euchre at the Community Center as well as cooking and baking for her large family. Arlene will be remembered as the matriarch of her family with a tender loving heart who kept her family together in good times and bad times.
Arlene is survived by a son Gary (Sandy) Ordway of Wellsville; 5 daughters, Connie (Don Rodgers) White of Duryea, PA., Bonnie (Ed) Billings of Whitesville, Deborah Ordway Parker of Wellsville, Darlene (Larry) Fox of Whitesville and Sharon (Dan) Worden of Wellsville; her daughter in law, Pam Ordway of Meadville, PA; 3 sisters, Ruth Kendall of Hornell, Mary Lou Daniels of Arkport and Jeanne Babcock of Michigan; a sister in law, Fran Gottschall; 16 grandchildren as well as several great grand children, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arlene was predeceased by a son, Lawrence R. Ordway; a brother, Richard Gottschall and a granddaughter, Kathleen Worden.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, November 11, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Arlene's funeral will be held on Tuesday at 11 am in the funeral home with Reverend Dennis Munro presiding. Burial will take place in Whitesville Rural Cemetery and memorials in her name may be given to Susan G. Koman "For the Cure" 5005 LBJ Freeway, Dallas Texas, 75244. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.