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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Edith M. Wallace, 91, Andover, NY

Edith M. Wallace
Edith M. Wallace, 91, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 26, 2014) at Highland Park Healthcare Center.

Mrs. Wallace was born on May 9, 1923 in West Union to Craig S. and Nina M. (Davis) Smith. She was a 1939 graduate of Greenwood Central School. On Dec. 5, 1942, she married Herman L. Wallace, who predeceased her on Sept. 7, 1995.

Edith and her husband owned and operated Short’s Service Station in Andover where she worked as a bookkeeper from 1946 until they retired in 1988.

Edith is survived by a daughter, Camilla A. (William) Szymanski of Delray Beach, Fla.; a son, H. Thomas (Ellen) Wallace of Easton, Pa.; a brother, Stanley (Barbara) Smith of Brooksville, Fla.; a step-brother, Watson (Alyane) Walden of Hornell; a step-sister, Dorothy Albert of N. J.; three grandchildren, Elizabeth (Willie) Sauceda, Craig (Erin) Wallace and Eric (Katie) Wallace; three great grandchildren, Melissa, Sam and Kira; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband of 52 years, she was predeceased by a sister, Myrtle Kilburn and a brother, Charles “Bud” Smith.

Edith was a member of the Andover Chamber of Commerce, where she served as Director from 1997-2001.She was the first secretary of the Andover Parent-Teacher Conference in the 1960’s. Additionally, she served on the Allegany County Historical Society which was instrumental in publishing the “History of Allegany County”.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held on Monday at 11:00 the funeral home with Sandy Green officiating. Burial will follow in Valley Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Edith’s name may be made to Homecare & Hospice, 118 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895.

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