Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ann B. McKinley

Wellsville, NY - Ann B. McKinley, 79, of 152 Pine Street died on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Jones Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born January 8, 1938 in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Harvey and Mary (Brown) Brown. On August 22, 1959 in Wellsville she married James M. McKinley who predeceased her on November 4, 1999. 

Ann was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception School, was a 1955 graduate of Wellsville High School and attended D’Youville College. She worked at various local businesses during her high school years and was employed by New York Telephone when she returned from college. After her family was grown, she owned and operated Frederick’s Grocery and Delicatessen in Wellsville. Ann lived for her family and loved the family gatherings at the cabin on Brown Road. She was a member and faithful servant of the Immaculate Conception Church and enjoyed helping with various annual community and church events, especially the Food Booth at Immaculate Conception Fun Fair.     

She is survived by five sons, Patrick McKinley, James (Tonya) McKinley and Michael McKinley all of Wellsville, Dennis (Kathy) McKinley of Raleigh, NC and Timothy (Kim) McKinley of Anchorage, Alaska, four daughters, Mary George of Hornell, Maureen (Jason) Sibble, Margaret (Aaron) Whitehouse and Kate (James) Murphy all of Wellsville, 21 Grandchildren, Casey, Jaclyn, Keely, Brittany, Tessa, Michaeleen, Connor, Jimmy and Liam McKinley, Jill Speegle, Megan and Laura George, Jessica Bennett, Morgan, Mallory and Brooke Sibble, Sean and Jana Whitehouse and Sarah, Richie and Gavin Murphy, 7 Great grandchildren, with two on the way, three brothers, Rev. William “Bill” Brown OFM of Peru and Michael (Mickey) Brown of Jamestown and Robert (Nancy) Brown of Arizona and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her parents and husband, by a son, William “Billy” McKinley, a brother, James H. Brown and a sister, Loretta McKean. 

Friends are invited to call on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 12:00 noon in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Father Brown Mission Club or the Immaculate Conception Church or School. To leave online condolences, please visit embserfuneralhome.com.


  1. The best kind of people are the ones that come into your life, and make you see the sun where you once saw clouds. The people that believe in you so much, you start to believe in you too. The people that love you, simply for being you. The once in a lifetime kind of people. Anne was this kind of people. Our condolences and prayers to the entire McKinley family.

    Michael, Regina & Cathleen Richards

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Ann's passing. She truly was a great Woman. R.I.P. my friend

  3. Carolyn Cady and FamilyMarch 29, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    Ann's life is tribute to the Beatitdes and 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. That is Ann. Thank you Ann for bringing our faith to life.

    8 Love never fails. udes, and First Corinthians

  4. Kate sooo sorry for you and your families heartache.God Speed Peace.Marianne