Mary Ellen Ehrman, 78, Allentown


Mary Ellen Ehrman, 78, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at the home of her granddaughter in Olean. She was born September 12, 1944, in Wellsville the daughter of the late Maurice and Sarah (Cleveland) Stephens. In Belmont on December 28, 1974 she married James Ehrman, who predeceased her in 1984.

Mary was raised in Allentown, and was a 1961 graduate of Bolivar Central School. She attended BOCES in Belmont where she earned a Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate. She was employed by Mary’s Nursing Home, Mater Dei Nursing Home of Allentown, Southern Tier Home Medical, and Tops bakery in Wellsville. She loved babysitting her grandchildren, enjoyed fishing, and was a longtime member of the Bolivar Women’s Bowling League.

She is survived by: three daughters, Lisa (Robert) Williams of LeRoy, Margaret Pinney of Andover, and Sarah (Jeff) Deming of Wellsville; six grandchildren, Jenny Stephens, Meridith Field-Beedham, James Beedham, Hailey Beedham, Kayla Pinney, and Michael Pinney; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy (Jim) Jarmuz of Wellsville and Susan Reinking of Tega Cay, SC; a brother-in-law, David Dickerson of Chattanooga, TN; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by: a grandson, Keith Ehrman-Deming; a sister, Katherine Dickerson; and two brothers-in-law, David Hollister, and Rick Reinking.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 2-4 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 West State Street in Wellsville. Funeral will follow at 4 pm in the funeral home with Glen Layfield presiding. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont. Please consider memorial donations to The Alma Veterans’ Retreat, c/o Tom Carlin, 7256 County Route 20, Friendship, NY 14739. To leave online condolences please visit 

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