Thursday, April 26, 2018

Marjorie L. Erdmann

Whitesville, NY - Marjorie L. Erdmann, 73, of 522 Main Street, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester with her family at her side. She was born September 12, 1944, in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Eugene and Lois (Harris) Bledsoe. On December 14, 1963 in Whitesville she married Larry W. Erdmann who survives.

Marjorie was a 1962 graduate of Whitesville High School and graduated as a licensed practical nurse from St. Francis School of Nursing in Olean. She was formerly employed at Mary's Nursing Home in Wellsville, and the Machias Nursing Home. The family moved back to Whitesville from Cattaraugus County in 1973 and she continued her career at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville and at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She drove  school bus for Whitesville Central School for many years. She was a co-leader of the Jay Gee's 4-H Club in Whitesville, and was very active with the Allegany County Fair for many years. She was a life member of the Whitesville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, where she served as president, secretary, treasurer and historian , a member of the Yorks Corners Grange, the Independence Ambulance Corps, where she served as treasurer, the Whitesville Alumni Association where she served as treasurer, she was the founder of the Red Hat Chapter in Whitesville, and was named “Whitesville Citizen of the Year” in 1988. She enjoyed doing word search, Sunday night popcorn, camping, and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband, is a daughter, Beth (Mike) Plaisted, three sons, Kevin (Ellen) Erdmann, Jeffrey (Stacey) Erdmann, and Dennis (Julie) Erdmann, all of Whitesville; eight grandchildren, Brock, Emily, Bryce, Ryan Plaisted, Karlee, Jacob, Jessica, and Lucas, 3 step-grandchildren, Michael Plaisted, Samantha (Douglas) George, and Kayla Plaisted, a sister, Vickie (Nate) Scott of Whitesville, a brother, Charles E. Bledsoe of Wellsville, a sister-in-law, Diane Bledsoe of Rexville, brother-in-law Robert (Toni) Erdmann of Mansfield, NY; two uncles, cousins, several nieces and nephews, and many, many special friends.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, April 27, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and on Saturday April 28, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Munro presiding. Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery.  Please consider memorial donations to the Hart Comfort House or any charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences, please visit

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