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Margaret Ann Ordiway, 71, Wellsville, joins Milon J. Ordiway in eternal rest


A celebration of the couple will be held Monday June 26 in Wellsville

Wellsville, NY – Margaret Ann Ordiway, 71, of First Street, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2023, at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born April 10, 1952, the daughter of the late Delburt W. and Margaret L. (Ransom) Campbell. On December 23, 1978, in Wellsville she married Milon J. Ordiway, who predeceased her October 8, 2022.

Margaret was a life-long resident of Wellsville; she was a 1970 graduate of Wellsville High School. She started her career at 16 while still a student, working at the Texas Hot as a waitress and had a 42-year tenure before retiring. Customers will remember her most for her warmth and contagious laugh. Outside of work she was a member of the VFW Vet’s Club Auxiliary. She loved dogs, hummingbirds, I Love Lucy, and most of all, her grandchildren.

She is survived by: three children, Tracy (Max) Waters of Andover, Tonya (Joe) Shamyer of Warners, and Ken (Jessica) Ordiway of Wellsville; seven grandchildren, Sarah (Rodney) Jacobs, Cory (Katelyn) Waters, Kristina (Brian) Willets, Dyllan (Shawn) Mcrae, Shaun McKinley, Alex Ordiway, and Andrew Ordiway; 10 great-grandchildren; special friends, Barb & Stan Ingraham; and 4 special nieces, Alisa, Stacie, Stefanie, and Carrie. In addition to her parents, and husband of 43 years, she was predeceased by: three brothers, Delburt “Pud” Campbell Jr., Robert John Campbell, and Malcolm Campbell.

Friends are invited to call for Margaret & Milon Ordiway on Monday, June 26, 2023, from 12 noon – 2 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home of Wellsville, 34 West State Street. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the family’s convenience.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Wellsville Little League, PO Box 343, Wellsville, NY 14895 or to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 37 South Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.

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