Wellsville, NY - Regina Mae Conklin, age 76, of York’s Corners passed away on Thursday, April 20,
2107, at the Fiddlers Green Nursing Home in Springville. She was born on April 26, 1940 in the Town of Willing to Claude and Edna Butler. Regina was married to Raymond Wilson Jr. then in 1973 in Hornell she married Fred C. Conklin who predeceased her in 2013.
Regina was a loving wife, companion, and mother. She loved to crochet, knit, garden, watch the geese and ducks on her pond, and cooking for family events and cookouts. Regina loved country and blue grass music, attending many local band functions and her favorite local band was Reunion. She was a member of the Canaseraga Ambulance Squad, and the Fireman’s Auxiliary for both Canaseraga and Willing, and was a volunteer for the Salvation Army. In 1982 she had the pleasure of receiving a phone call from President Ronald Regan regarding the funding for new water lines in the Village of Canaseraga. Regina’s biggest accomplishment was when she became Mayor of the Village of Canaseraga in 1993.
Regina is survived by 3 sons, Kevin Wilson of Wellsville, Philip Conklin of Bradford, PA., and Mike Conklin of Peoria, AZ.; 2 daughters, Sarah (Joe) Farren of Jamestown , and Cathy (Marty) Linder of Scottsville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; also special friends, James and Marcy Thacher, and Jaylyn and brothers; her first husband, Raymond Wilson Jr.
Regina was predeceased by her parents and stepmother, Elva Butler; a daughter, Patricia Murphy; 2 brothers, Richard Butler and Leonard Butler; infant sister, Marilyn Butler; and a grandson.
At Regina’s request there will be no calling hours and a private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in both Fred and Regina’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.