WANTAGE - Minnie Bilney, 93, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y., while surrounded by her loving family after a long illness.
Born in Wawayanda, N.Y., to the late Lewis and Anna Martha (Walters) Bosler, Mrs. Bilney moved to the Mt. Salem section of Wantage and was a resident of the Sussex-Wantage area for most of her life. She had worked as a secretary for American Silk Label in Unionville, N.Y., for 43 years before her retirement.
Mrs. Bilney was a former member of the Colesville United Methodist Church and was currently a member of the Wantage United Methodist Church, past president of the WSCS, and was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Colesville Fire Department.
She was predeceased by her first husband, William Gibney, in 1983. Mrs. Bilney is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Richard E. Bilney; her sister, Laura Dyer, of New Paltz, N.Y.; her niece, Linda Dyer Smith, of Anchorage, Alaska; her nephew, Walter Dyer Jr., of Marlboro, N.Y.; and many great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Wantage United Methodist Church, 199 Libertyville Road, Wantage. Interment will follow at Clove Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects to the family Saturday one hour prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Wantage United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 199 Libertyville Road, Wantage, NJ 07461.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St. (Route 23), Sussex. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com