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Edith B. McElvein, 89, died Wednesday (July 23, 1997) in the Episcopal Church Nursing Home after a brief illness.

She was a 1933 graduate of Antioch College in Ohio and taught for two years at the Park School of Buffalo.

She was active in the Sister Kenny Association and served as area president of the organization, which raised funds to combat infantile paralysis. She was a member of the American Association of University Women.

Her husband of 28 years, attorney Thomas McElvein, died in 1963. She is survived by a son, Thomas Jr., three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Services will be private.

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