Monday, February 29, 2016

Obituary: Gail M. Willson, 54, Wellsville

Wellsville, NY - Gail M. Willson, 54, of 964 State Route 19 South died on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at home. She was born August 6, 1961 in Wellsville, the daughter of Milford and Eleanor (Dodge) Cline. On June 14, 1980 in Wellsville she married Jeffrey J. Willson who survives. Gail was a 1979 graduate of Wellsville High School and attended Jamestown Community College. She was formerly employed at Harris Supply, Howbill Auto Parts, Alfred State College and for many years at Alstom Air Preheater Company. She also was a substitute teacher at the Immaculate Conception, Whitesville Central and Wellsville Central School. She was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church and volunteered at ICS and the Hart Comfort House. She loved the outdoors, archery hunting, knitting, crocheting and taking pictures of her family.  Gail was a loving wife, grandmother, and devoted mother. She is survived in addition to her husband by her sons, Jeffrey (Jessica) Willson Jr. of Tioga, PA, Patrick (Ashley) Willson of Clifton Park and Stephen (Breanna) Willson of Wellsville, and her daughter, Kathryn (Josh) Sherwood of  Palmer, AK, seven grandchildren, Abigail, Brooke, Cameron, Lillian, Patrick, Marissa and Emma, her mother, Eleanor (Stewart) Harrison of Leesburg, FL, her father Milford (Marie) Cline of Wellsville, and one brother, Gary Cline of Wellsville, a large extended family and many friends. Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, (March 2, 2016) from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The Rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, (March 3, 2016) at 11:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Hart Comfort House or the Immaculate Conception School. To leave online condolences, please visit