Ethel M. ORDWAY, 82, of Whitesville, NY, died Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY.
Born December 29, 1934, in Little Marsh, PA, she was the daughter of Dana and Ethel Rogers Tracy.
On March 13, 1954, in Whitesville, NY, she married Leon J. Ordway, who predeceased her on October 16, 2014.
She was employed by Wellsville Manor, Whitesville Central School and worked as a private duty caregiver. Ethel was a member of the Current Events Club in Whitesville.
Surviving are: five sons, Douglas E. (Theresa) Tracy of Wellsboro, PA, Richie L. (Annie ) Ordway of Stannards, NY, Rickie L. (Holly) Ordway, Leonard D. (Karen) Ordway, and Leon J. (Monica) Ordway, Jr., all of Whitesville; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert (Jean) Tracy of Knoxville, PA, Dana Tracy, Jr. of Galeton, PA, and Leonard (Georgia) Tracy of Wellsboro; two sisters, Laura (David) Nelson of Tonawanda, NY and Donna (William) Olinger of Westfield, PA; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters, Etta Copenhaver, Donna Belle Tracy, Wilma Cicia, and Winifred T. “Peg” Keller; and a brother, Maynard Tracy.
Friends may call Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 2:00 –4:00 PM at the Federated Church, Harrison Valley, PA, where a Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 17th at 11:00 AM. Pastor Ed Collins will officiate. Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.