Mary Louise (McMinn) Wilber

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PENN YAN - Mary Louise McMinn Wilber, of 2728 County House Rd., died on Saturday (July 10, 2010).
A gathering for family and friends to share some of Mary's favorites in music, poetry and prose will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday (July 17) at Essenhaus, 1300 Route 14A, Penn Yan.
Memorial donations may be made to the Penn Yan Public Library, 214 Main St., Penn Yan, 14527.
Mary Wilber was born on December 30, 1928 in Penn Yan to Wilson and Margaret McMinn. A graduate of Rochester Business Institute, her out of the home working life included that spent at Walkerbilt Woodwork, Assistant Director of Field Period at Keuka College, Office Manager at Finger Lakes Wine Cellars and Office Manager at ProAction Yates (Office for the Aging). She was a long-time supporter of the area's grape and wine industry and the Democratic Party. Family gatherings around her table, birds at feeders, love of trees and working in gardens, gratitude for mornings and evenings, a daily New York Times, crossword puzzles, writing of notes and letters, music from country to classical, N.P.R., reading a plenty and optimism were part of her days.
Mary Wilber's primary focus was her family, which started with the love of her life, Norman K. Wilber on October 29, 1950 and was changed by his death on July 19, 1981. With a high regard for words and their meanings, Mary preferred prevailed over survived.
Mary's pride and joy included five sons, their wives (who became her daughters) and nine grandchildren: Douglas and Marina of Great Barrington, Mass.; Mitchell, Aliceann, Evan and Hannah of Geneva; Derek, Donna, Dana and Baird of Penn Yan; Andrew Heidi and Liam of Geneva; Todd, Tammy, Olivia, Malcolm, Maeve and Emma of Great Barrington, Mass.; additional family members are Lawrence and Beth McMinn; Laurita and Joe Griffo of Geneseo; Bert and Donna Alexander of Middlesex; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Weldon Funeral Home, 102 East Main St., Penn Yan.
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Weldon Funeral Home, Inc.
102 East Main Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-3355
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Published in Finger Lakes Times from July 12 to July 14, 2010
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