Edna Mae GIGEE, 99, of Bolivar Road, Wellsville, NY, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Wellsville, NY.
Born January 24, 1918, in Friendship, NY, she was the daughter of Eugene Talbert and Veronica Mae Hall Bidwell.
On May 4, 1940, in Belmont, NY, she married Wayne Francis Gigee, who predeceased her in 1994.
A graduate of Friendship High School, she was employed by Moore Turbine during World War II as a lathe operator. She and her husband operated a dairy farm on Fords Brook in the 1940’s and 1950’s and later owned and operated Gigee’s Store on Bolivar Road for 24 years.
She was a dedicated volunteer at Jones Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years and delivered Meals on Wheels after her retirement. She was a member of the Scio Senior Citizens and the Richburg Senior Citizens Club.
Surviving are: two daughters, Phyllis Jean (Lewis) Brandes of Campbell, NY and Mary Ann (Frederick) Muhleisen of Arkport, NY; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Wayne Bidwell of Belmont, NY; and 13 nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by four brothers, Clifford, Merritt, Lyle, and Joseph; a sister, Opal; and six nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 3:00 PM. The Rev. Richard C. Hurd, Pastor of the Allentown United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Belmont, NY.
Following the services, friends are invited to join the family at the Allentown United Methodist Church for a time of sharing memories and refreshments.
Memorials may be made to the Allentown United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.