Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Elsie G. (McCaslin) Cook

Wellsville, NY - Elsie G. (McCaslin) Cook of Wellsville went to be with her Lord on Monday (March 23rd, 2009) at the Wellsville Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on March 13th, 1929 in Raymond, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Chester and Ethel (Sherwood) McCaslin. After the passing of husband George Morris, she married Wm. Edward Cook on January 13th, 1968 who also predeceased her in June 1994.

Mrs. Cook was a life long resident of Wellsville. She served her church and community as a devoted long time member and soldier of the Salvation Army. She spent many hours volunteering at the Salvation Army helping in the food pantry, standing as a bell ringer for the annual Red Kettle Christmas fundraiser, packing Christmas baskets and handing out toys for children. Elsie also enjoyed cooking for the Kid’s Café at the Salvation Army. As a member of the church she served on the Salvation Army’s Corp Council and Secretary for the Women’s Home League. She also enjoyed dancing and listening to the music on Monday evenings. She was an active member of the former Wellsville Grand Squares

Mrs. Cook is predeceased by son Peter (Sharon, Grace) Morris, two sisters (Arlene and baby Jane) and one brother (Benjamin). She is survived by her son Donald (Elaine) Morris of Bellview, Fl; and two daughters Debbie (Kevin) Allen of Avon, NY; Betty (Robert) Costello of Wellsville; and step-daughter Jill (John) King of Coco Beach, Fl. She is survived by 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She also had a special niece Shawn (Donald) Knauer of Wellsville. She is survived by six sisters and two brothers as well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service at 2 PM on Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at the Salvation Army 25 E. Pearl St, Wellsville, NY. Burial will follow at the Yorks Corners Cemetery.

Memorials in honor of Elsie are suggested to the Wellsville Salvation Army 25 E. Pearl St, Wellsville, NY 14895. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc.

Monday, March 30, 2009

David L. Gena

Wellsville, NY - David L. Gena, 61, of 4278 Bolivar Road died unexpectedly on March 27, 2009 at home. He was born on May 23, 1947 in Wellsville the son of the late William and Gwynneth (Anderson) Gena.

Dave was a 1966 graduate of Wellsville High School. He was formerly employed at Scoville-Brown & Company in Wellsville and for the Village of Wellsville, Department of Public Works. He was a member of the Wellsville Rod & Gun Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by a brother, John (Pam) Gena of Wellsville and several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, William Gena on April 7, 2007.

A memorial service, under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial suggestions include the David A. Howe Public Library or any charity of the donor’s choice.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Carol Jean Barrett

Andover, NY - Carol Jean Barrett, beloved wife and mother, died peacefully at her home in Andover on March 25, 2009.

Carol was born April 13, 1941 in Springwater, NY to Paul and Gladys (Gilbert) Fogle. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Phil Barrett of Andover; two daughters Julie (Roger) Hoshal of Richburg and Cathy (David) Dawson of Wellsville; step-children Marty (Chris) Barrett of Glendale, Arizona and Stephanie (Javier) Gonzales of Homedale, Idaho; grandchildren Kristen (Anthony) Liguori of Olean and Aaron Dawson of Wellsville; step-grandchildren Skylin Barrett, Jessica, Ricco, Rachel, and Krystyna Gonzales; great-grandchildren Kyle, Damon, and Nolan Liguori; brothers Bobby (Peggy) Fogle of Canaseraga and James (Darlene) Fogle of Dansville; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her parents and two sisters, Lucille Smith and Doris Davison.

Carol will be remembered by her family and friends as an artist, gifting her wares to those she cared for, and as a compassionate animal lover who never failed to give a home to her many “found” pets.

At the request of the family there will be no visitation. A memorial service for family members will be held at their convenience.

Memorial contributions may be made in Carol’s name to the SPCA Serving Allegany County PO Box 381, Wellsville, NY.
Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. of Wellsville.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Scott E. Stephens

Wellsville - Scott E. Stephens, formerly of Webster died at the Wellsville Manor on Monday March 16, 2009. He was born September 17, 1958 in Rochester to Clarence and Carmen Scott Stephens. On December 24, 1983 in Friendship he married Sandra Schoonover who survives.

Scott graduated from R. L. Thomas High School in Webster in 1976. He was employed at CVC products in Gates before relocating to Saranac Lake where he worked for McComber Electric. Scott then resided for some years in Friendship working in the area as a logger.

Surviving besides his wife Sandy of Friendship; 3 sons, Scott Stephens Jr., Sean Stephens and Sam Stephens all of Friendship: His parents of Wellsville: 1 sister, Virginia[David]Kondroski of Englewood, FL.,: 3 brothers, Gregory[Linda]Stephens of Margate, FL., Todd[Patricia]Stephens of Henrietta and Matthew Stephens of Sarasota, FL. as well as several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday March 27 at 6 pm in the J. W. Embser Sons F.H. at 34 West State street Wellsville, NY. Jim Dias an Elder with the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses will preside at the service. The family acknowledges with gratitude caregivers of the Wellsville Manor Care Center, Hospice of Wellsville; Monroe Community Hospital of Rochester; Sweden Valley Nursing Home of Coudersport, PA. and TBI/ ARC of Wellsville. Time will never lessen our great appreciation for the love shown. In lieu of Flowers, ones who wish to may plant forget-me-not flowers in Scott’s memory. Print after at the service if can if not end with the line in lieu of flowers.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Beatrice Violet Haxton Heath

Fair Haven, NY - Beatrice Violet Haxton Heath, 78, of 376 Route 104 A died on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at the DeMay Living Center in Newark. She was born on January 5, 1931 in Wellsville, the daughter of Claude and Violet (Hurd) Ellsworth. On June 2, 1962 in Wellsville she married Merle Leroy Haxton who predeceased her on January 12, 1985.

Beatrice was a long time resident of Wellsville and a resident of Fair Haven for the past nine years. She was formerly employed at Galeton Productions and later at Acme Electric in Cuba for 35 years. She was associated with the Lighthouse Community Fellowship Church in South Butler, NY.

She is survived by four children, Clyda Ann Shambaugh of Carlisle, PA, Janice Elaine Shea and John William Haxton both of Wellsville and Linda Leslie Lindner of Fair Haven, eight grandchildren, Jeffrey Hollister, Dawn Weatherley and her fiancé Dan Costo of Alfred Station, Stacey Weatherley of Wellsville, Edward (Jackie) Shea III and their children Gavin and Jarek of Wellsville, Kristopher Shea of Wellsville, Latisha Haxton and her fiancé Jay Cone and their son Caleb of Stuart, FL, Miranda Haxton and her fiancé John Sekoll and her daughters, Lexi, Madison and Makenzie of Andover, John Merle (Chrissy DeJonge) Haxton of Andover, two brothers, Donald Curtiss of Delray Beach, FL and Claude Ellsworth Jr. of Richmond, CA, two sisters, Florence DiGiacomo of Corning and Gladys (John) Speeckaert of Painted Post, four sisters-in-law, Alice Ellsworth of Grant Pass, OR, Ella Mae Haxton of Bolivar, Doris Haxton of Wellsville and Nina Ellsworth of CA. a daughter-in-law, Melody Haxton of Andover and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father, Claude Ellsworth, her mother, Violet Budinger, her step father, Clyde Budinger, her step mother, Grace Ellsworth, two sons, Frederick Glee Ellsworth and Jack Hollister, two sons-in-law, Sam Shambaugh and Richard George Lindner Jr., a brother, Ernest Ellsworth, a sister, Ellen Mae Nellenback, two brothers-in-law, Peter DiGiacomo and Harold Nellenback and a sister-in-law, Caroline Curtiss

Friends are invited to call on Monday, March 16, 2009 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Mason Sorensen presiding. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery. Memorial suggestions include St. Jude Children's Research or the Morrison Hayes American Legion Post 702 Auxiliary.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ruth M. Lehman

Wellsville, NY - Ruth M. Lehman, 90, a resident of Manor Hills died on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born April 11, 1918 in Wellsville the daughter of Carl and Marie (Kruger) Fleischman. On August 2, 1941 in Wellsville she married Donald S. Reitz who predeceased her on August 31, 1972. On June 27, 1981 in Wellsville she married Robert A. Lehman who survives and who is a resident of the Wellsville Manor Care Center.

Ruth was a 1935 graduate of Wellsville High School. She was formerly employed at Chapman’s Furniture Store in Genesee, PA and Rockwell’s Department Store in Wellsville. She was a life member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville, a member of the Lutheran Fellowship Group; Ladies Aide, Altar Guild, Rehma Prayer Group, Friendship Bible Coffee and the Wellsville Senior Citizens. She also was a volunteer at Jones Memorial Hospital and the David A. Howe Public Library.

Surviving in addition to her husband is a daughter, Donna (Bruce) DeForest of Millsboro, DE, two sons, Karl (Sherry) Reitz of Laconia, NH and Norman (Julie) Reitz of Rochester, NY, a step daughter, Kay (Thomas) Allen of Wellsville, 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Fleischman in 1990 and a sister, Leona Rogers in 1965.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 14th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 N. Main Street, in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm in church with Rev. Robert Morris presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial suggestions include the Trinity Lutheran Church or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.