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Ethel Mildred “Millie” Margeson, 94, Scio


Ethel Mildred “Millie” MARGESON, 94, of Scio, NY, died Saturday, December 17, 2022 in Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Wellsville.  Born November 9, 1928, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Donald and Doris Collins Burdick.  On May 15, 1949, in Wellsville, she married Howard E. “Tom” Margeson, who predeceased her on October 26, 1970.  

A graduate of Wellsville High School, she was employed by Allegany County for 25 years in the Health Department, retiring in 1995.  Millie was a member of Grace United Church.  Surviving are:  two sons, Thomas (Lonnie) Margeson of Belmont and John (Pam) Margeson of Scio;  nine grandchildren, AdreAnn (Daniel) Barnhardt, Thomas R. Margeson, Jaclyn (Michael) Lignos, Peter (Ashley) Margeson, Jeremy (Donna) Slawson, Jeff (Jaime) Slawson, Martin (Brandi) Margeson, Jeffrey (Kari) Margeson, and Joseph (Amanda) Margeson;  several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren;  a brother, Mason (Sally) Burdick of Greenwood;  son-in-law, Thomas A. Slawson of Genesee, PA;  daughter-in-law, Nancy Walsh of Allegany;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, James Margeson;  a daughter, Marilyn E. “Tiff” Slawson;  and three siblings, Donald Burdick, Maxson Burdick, and Eleanor Smith.  

Private funeral services will be held at OLNEY-FOUST Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville.  Burial will be Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio.  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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