Sunday, December 27, 2015

Doris D. Mingus

Wellsville, NY - Doris D. Mingus, 83, a former longtime resident of 37 Franklin Street, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born March 21, 1932 in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Francis and Ella (Vogel) Donovan. On January 30, 1954 in Wellsville she married Robert H. Mingus who predeceased her on July 8, 2001.

Doris was a 1948 graduate of Wellsville High School and a 1952 graduate of the Sisters of Mercy, School of Nursing. She was formerly employed at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, the Altar & Rosary Society and the Lord’s Housekeepers. She was a former member of the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department; Ladies Auxiliary and delivered Meals on Wheels. She was a supporter of the Arbor Day Foundation, the National Audubon Society and enjoyed knitting.   

She is survived by five children, Michael (Nancy) Mingus of Lyndonville, Stephen (Terri) Mingus of Livonia, Diane (Jerry) Giardina of Enola, PA, Andrew (Kim) Mingus of Mechanicsburg, PA and Monica (Mark) Finn of Wellsville, eight grandchildren, Marissa Mingus, Paige (Ross) Donatelli, Jeremy Giardina, Joshua Giardina, Zachary Mingus, Sean Mingus, Patrick Finn and Connor Finn, one great grandson, Xavier Mendoza, one brother, Donald (Carol) Donovan of Cuba, a sister-in-law, Floy Donovan of Wellsville and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her parents by a brother, Robert Donovan.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, at 9:30 am in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December, 30th at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Altar & Rosary Society, %17 Maple Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit

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