Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Elizabeth H. McNinch

Belmont, NY - Elizabeth H. McNinch, age 98, of Belmont passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Wellsville Manor Hills. She was born on July 25, 1918 at home in Mapleton. On July 19, 1941 in Fleming she married Robert H. McNinch who survives.

Elizabeth graduated from Union Springs High School and later from Buffalo State College with a degree in Home Economics. Her first teaching job was in Belmont where she met her future husband. She also worked for Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4 H program, covering five counties in Western New York, later for the Department of Social Services, and returned part time to the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Elizabeth was a long time member of the Belmont Presbyterian Church/ United Church where she active in both the Presbyterian Guild and the United Methodist Women. Currently she is a member of the Andover Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder. Elizabeth was a former member of the Amity Rescue Squad in Belmont. She and her husband spent winters in Fort Meyers and later Lakeland Florida. Elizabeth attended 13 Elder Hostels from Key West, FL. To Vermont and spent a summer traveling the United States in a Motor Home.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; a daughter, Meredith (David) Chilson of Belmont; 2 granddaughters, Denise Chilson of Victor and Jennifer (Sean) McMahon of Penfield; 7 great grandchildren, Gates McMahon, Emma Elizabeth Chilson-Cline, Christopher Chilson-Cline, Aidan McMahon, Jacob Chilson-Cline, Faith McMahon and Maia McMahon; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; a sister Carolyn; and brother, Ralph who died near Savo Island during WWII.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 12 noon to 2 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont. The funeral service will take place in the funeral home, following the calling hours, at 2 pm with Pastor Christian Mattison of the Andover Presbyterian Church presiding. Memorials may be made to charity of the donor’s choice and burial will take place in Forest Hills Cemetery. To leave online condolences please visit

1 comment:

  1. Jen - Our condonlences go out to you and your family on the passing of your grandmother. She sounds like someone who enjoyed life very much and touched many lives in a positive way. If we were in NY on Saturday, I would have loved to celebrate her life with you. In prayers and comfort - Tina and Scott Bischoping