Saturday, January 25, 2014

Kathleen Diana "Dee" Atwood

Wellsville, NY - Kathleen Diana "Dee" Atwood, 82, of 339 South Main Street passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center following a brief illness. She was born January 12, 1932 in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Alfred and Mildred (Fowler) McGinnis. On October 29, 1949, she married Kenneth L. Atwood, who predeceased her on June 14, 1981.
Diana was a graduate of Wellsville High School. She and Ken lived in the Far East, Australia, Texas and England for 30 years until Ken's unexpected death in 1981.She then came home to Wellsville and was a member of the Women of the Moose for several years.
She is survived by two sons, Patric T. Atwood of Rowlett, Texas, and Timothy L. McGinnis of Rochester; two daughters, Kristine L. Avery and Dana D. Abney, both of Seattle, Washington; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and several nieces & nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, Frank, Alfred and Thomas McGinnis, one sister, Mary Thompson, and Fritz Graves, Dee's long time companion, who died in 1992.
At Diana's request, there will be no visitation or service. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the S.P. C. A. Serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences, please visit

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