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Marjorie “Margie” Christine Little, 75, Wellsville


Marjorie “Margie” Christine Little, nee Armstrong, 75, of Valencia Avenue passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She began her earthly journey, on August 12, 1948, in Wellsville, NY, the daughter of the late Robert Howard and Marjorie Grace (McFadden) Armstrong. On August 16, 1969, in Weston Mills, she was united in marriage with Alan Richard Little, who survives.

Margie grew up in Willing, NY, on the family farm. She attended Wellsville School, graduating in 1967. She attended the Continental Beauty School of Olean, earning a Cosmetology certificate in 1968. After receiving her Beauticians License, she worked at a beauty salon, till she married. As her children were born, Margie eventually gave up her beautician’s license, and continued to enjoy cutting family and friends hair for special occasions.

Over the years Margie was a Browne Scout Leader, Child Advocate for the Wellsville school, ACCORD volunteer, babysitter, driver for families attending day care, church calls and helping at various activities. Margie’s focus in life was always on her family and offering a helping hand, meal, shoulder, or caring hug to all in need. One of Margie’s greatest gifts was her spirit of love. Seeing a little child crying, with her sweet little smile and sweet little voice, always brought tears to sweet little smiles. Throughout her life, many children ‘adopted’ Margie as a special friend, if not a special grandma. She was a self-taught seamstress, having a passion for sewing children’s cloths, dolls and their clothing, care bears, stuff animals, Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, quilting and whatever else caught her eye and heart. She loved embroidering, cross stitching, reading, and crossword puzzles. She loved sharing her skills with family and friends.

For over 45 years, one of the greatest joys Margie shared with her family was making several thousand blankets for hospitals, fund raisers, and those in need. ‘Oh what fun’ her family had, planning, shopping, matching fronts and backs, pinning, trimming, sewing and giving. Margie was always excited to see a little one cuddling one of her special baby blankets.

In addition to her husband of fifty four years, Alan, she is survived by: four daughters Lisa Marie Brown of Corning; Jennifer Lyn (Paul) Gardner, Janine Christine Mosher and Tara Michelle Little, all of Wellsville; one son, Jon Little of Wellsville; several grandchildren, Connor Little, Ashlyn and Brody Mosher, and Jacob Whitesell of Wellsville, Emily Little of Rochester, Kaylynn Brown of Scio, Logan and Zachary Brown of Corning; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and by children who had adopted her as their honorary grandma. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by: a daughter, Racheal Ann Little in 1984; and siblings, Robert Eugene Armstrong, Richard C. Armstrong, Roland H. “Ronny” Armstrong, James W. Armstrong, Vina Lee Armstrong and Roger Howard Armstrong.

Friends are invited to a graveside service on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 12 noon in Yorks Corners Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or the Hart Comfort House, 141 East State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.

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