Friendship, NY - Grace M. Lounsbury, “Loving mother and grandmother”, 87, of 4933 Maple Grove Road passed away on Thursday, November, 12, 2015 at Olean General Hospital following a lingering illness. She was born October 12, 1928 in Stannards, the daughter of Adelbert and Bertha (Fanton) Fanton. On April 2, 1960 in Horseheads she married William Lounsbury who predeceased her on September 22, 2011.
Grace was a former resident of Wellsville, Olean and Stannards and attended Wellsville High School. She was formerly employed at the Lincoln Diner in Olean and was a former member of the Stannards United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son, Eugene “Butch” Wentling and his wife Esther of Greenville, NC, two daughters, Kimberly Lounsbury of Friendship and Denise Luke and her husband Todd of Savannah, GA, 12 grandchildren, numerous great and great-great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers, Elmer, Norman, Lawerence, Herman, and Victor Fanton, two sisters, Lanora Geer and Leda Wentling and a grandson, Eugene Carl Wentling Jr.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, November 16, 2015 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation on Monday at 2:00 in the funeral home. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.