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Marion F. Ameele, a former Sunday school teacher who was active in several area Bible study groups, died Wednesday (Sept. 15, 1999) in Orleans County Nursing Home. She was 87.

She had lived in Lyndonville before moving to the nursing home and had been a longtime resident of Rochester.

Born Marion Freeman, she grew up in the town that was her namesake, Marion. She graduated from high school there in 1928.

Mrs. Ameele and her husband, Orval, were married in 1933 they lived in Marion and Syracuse before moving to Rochester. He died in 1969.

She managed a yarn shop in Rochester for many years and then worked as a health-care aide. She was a member of Gates Presbyterian Church, participated in its Bible study group and was a Sunday school teacher.

She moved to Lyndonville in 1979 and attended Yates Baptist Church, where she participated in the Bible study group and was a Sunday school teacher.

Mrs. Ameele was a member of Busy Buddies, Nutrifare and Senior Citizens of Western Orleans and was involved with the 4-H Club of Orleans County.

She also had been a craft teacher and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

Mrs. Ameele is survived by two daughters, Marie Wilson of Chili and Claire Wachcob; a brother, Russell Freeman of Marion; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery, Marion.


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