Wellsville , NY - Gary K. Jordan, 72, of Bolivar Rd, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Jones Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on May 30, 1949 in Olean the son of the late Kieth and Marie (Tyler) Jordan. In Wellsville on June 1, 1968 he married his wife of fifty-three years, Barbara (Costello) Jordan – who survives.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Monday, October 18, 2021
Stannards, NY - Ruth C. Tompkins, 95, of Stannards, passed away on October 12, 2021 at home. She was born in Willing on April 4, 1926 the daughter of the late Earl and Leona Canfield.
A private service was held on Friday, October 15, 2021.
Friday, October 15, 2021
The friends and family of Joanne Gifford Allen are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 10:30 am in the First United Methodist Church in Wellsville (79 Madison Street) with Reverend Craig Buelow presiding. A reception will follow in Island Park. Burial in Resthaven Cemetery in Phelps, NY will then be at 3:30 PM that same day. Joanne passed on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. To leave online condolences or to read the complete obituary please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
We are grateful to our family and friends for all the beautiful ways that you expressed your love and sympathy for the loss of our parents, W. Burton Daily who died on August 6, 2021, and Joanne “Pidge” (Christman) Daily who died on December 17, 2019. We have waited patiently until we could gather again to say our final good-bye. We now invite you to join us for a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m at Grace United Church, 289 North Main Street, Wellsville, New York, with Reverend Dr. Karen Heil Borchert presiding. To read the complete obituaries, or leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Jessie was born in Newfoundland and moved to the state in the late 50's. She became a US citizen in May of 1972 and spent most of her life in Allegany county, especially in Whitesville, Stannards, and Wellsville. She was employed by several establishments, including the Cow Palace in Whitesville. She raised three children on her own. She made sure no one went without a meal, especially on holidays which is why there were always extra guests around the Thanksgiving dinner table (a tradition her son Charley would carry on until his own passing). After marrying Richard, she was a farmer for over thirty-five years and enjoyed her vegetable stand, which was an annual tradition until health concerns prevented its operation. While the stand was in business, Jessie made many friends, and often threw in an “extra” to all her orders. She also loved to make crafts; she crocheted over 400 hats for babies that were given to Strong Memorial Hospital and Oshia Children's Hospital. She had a heart of giving. She loved spending time with her family, notably her grandchildren, and friends. Jessie was also a member of the Whitesville Fireman's Auxiliary.
Jessie is survived by: a daughter, Tracie Edwards of Bolivar; a son, Michael (Mary Bailey) Edwards of Whitesville; seven grandchildren, Jeremy (Leora) Hunt of Austin, TX, Seth Boehnke of Wellsville, Magin (Mike) Dunaway of Wellsville, Emily (Todd McClain) Edwards of Whitesville, Dylon (Felicia) Edwards of Buffalo, Jessica Edwards of Stannards, and Christopher (Heather) Strope of Pennsylvania; eleven great-grandchildren, Honor Harlow Hunt, Autumn (Phil) Bledsoe, Riley Graves, Emma Dunaway, Hannah Dunaway, Izzy Strope, Rylee Strope, Mackenzie Edwards, Layla Edwards, Jill McClain, and Brooke McClain; a brother, Harry (Grace) Maidment of Newfoundland; a sister-in-law, Maisie Maidment of Newfoundland; several Canadian nieces and nephews, including Gerald (Bea) Maidment of Ontario.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by: a son, Stuart Wayne “Charley” (Carla) Edwards; a brother, Willie James Maidment; and a sister, Ada Millicent (Neil Bradley) Pelley.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 11 AM – 1 PM at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home (34 West State Street) in Wellsville. A graveside service will follow at 1:30 PM with Reverend Dennis Munro presiding in Sacred Heart Cemetery (276 S. Main Street, Wellsville). In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Whitesville Ladies Auxiliary PO Box 82, Whitesville, NY 14897 or to the Hart House, 141 East State Street, Wellsville, NY, 14895. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Rita was raised in Massena, NY. In the early years of their marriage, Rita and Lonny lived in Friendship and Massena many times before finally settling in Allegany County. She worked in several different industries, including such places as: AVX Ceramics in Olean; Ames Department Store in Wellsville; and Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, retiring in 2000. After retiring, she and Lonny wintered in Gulf Shores and Dolphin Island, AL. She enjoyed reading, fishing, crosswords, Sudoku, but most of all – she loved spending time with her family, whom she adored.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by: three daughters, Amber (Dennis) Stocum of Friendship, Michelle (Mike) Stocum of Corning, and Cammi (Robert) Granato of Auburn; a son, Ronny (Karina) Carlin of Friendship; twelve grandchildren, Jared, Shannon, Serena, Ashley, Michael, Quinn, Raychel, Kaiyia, Ronny Jr., Fred, Amanda, Kyle, and Kaleb; forty-one great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a special-sister-in-law Geraldine “Cookie” Kirkey of Illinois; a special niece, Michele (Fernando) Garcia of Oceanside, CA;several nieces and nephews; and her beagle companion, John.
In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by: a daughter, Kelly Sue Carlin; a brother, David Kirkey; a brother-in-law, Larry Carlin; and a beloved nephew, Kurt Kirkey.
As per Rita's request, there will be a private celebration of life with her family. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Monday, October 4, 2021
Wellsville, NY - Barbara Ann Bastian
The friends and family of Barbara Ann Bastian are invited to a graveside service on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 3:00 pm, in Sacred Heart Cemetery, 276 S. Main Street in Wellsville.
Barbara passed away on June 25, 2021 in Huachuca City, Arizona. To read the complete obituary, or leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Leland was a long time resident of Allegany County who had worked for the L.C. Whitford Company in Wellsville. He loved to hunt, fish and ride motorcycles.
He is survived by 9 children; several grand and great grandchildren; 2 brothers; a sister; several nieces and nephews as well as many close friends.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, a daughter, a brother and a sister.
There will be no prior services and a celebration of his life will be held by his family at a later date. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.