Emily “Mema” Siguler Warner
Emily Siguler Warner, age 99, of Lakewood, N.Y., passed away on Jan. 18, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Kenneth C. Warner, whom she married Oct. 19, 1942, in Jamestown, and died June 6, 1965.
A lifelong area resident, she was born Nov. 28, 1913, in Jamestown, the daughter of John F. Siguler and Waytey Cooper Siguler.
She attended Jamestown High School, and was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school classes in her earlier years.
Emily joined the Girl Scout program in 1944, and was leader of the Brownie through Senior troops for many years. She was also president of the Girl Scout Leaders Club, chairman of the Ashville, Busti, Celoron and Lakewood Girl Scouts, and was active in the Archive Club. In 1949, she was awarded lifetime membership in the Lakewood School PTA. She was past president of the Lakewood-Busti Golden Agers, serving on several committees since 1979. She was a member of the United Senior Council, Lakewood American Legion Auxiliary No. 1286, AARP Jamestown Chapter 334, and The Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She received the Gold Star pin from the United States Presidents Volunteer Service Award.
Mrs. Warner had been employed for many years at the former National Worsted Mills as recording clerk, and later employed by Quality Markets for 29 years, retiring in 1978.
Emily enjoyed her flower garden and knitting hundreds of beautiful hats and mittens for the needy children of our area. She will be remembered for the love and kindness she showed others, and most especially, her family and friends. She dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her loving daughter, MaryEllen Windoft, and her husband, Byron L. Windoft, of Lakewood, N.Y. She is survived by one stepdaughter, Virginia Card of Celoron, N.Y.; three grandsons: Dr. James M. Scarpino (Valerie), David J. Scarpino and Thomas C. Scarpino, all of Jamestown, N.Y.; and six great-grandchildren: Lisa Marie, Julie Anne, Laurie Elise, Holly Elin, Morgan Leigh, and Madison Nicole Scarpino, all of the Jamestown area. Also surviving are seven stepgrandchildren: Celeste (Dana) Bolles, Betsy Johnson, Kellie (David) Bargar, Maryann (Robert) Whitney, Thomas (Andrea) Windoft, Michael (Melissa) Windoft, and Casey (Amy) Windoft; and 14 step-great-grandchildren: Whitney and Jeffrey Bolles, Apryl Jackson Troutman, Gregory Jackson, Nathaniel, Kristen, and William Bargar, Todd Whitney, Benjamin and Brock Windoft, Sara and Christofer Windoft, and Emily and Carter Windoft.
Mema, as Emily was affectionately known, was an exceptional role model who left an indelible mark on her family. She would also wish to thank her caregivers, Susan Coffaro, and the Hospice team for her care.
The funeral will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Violet Davidson, pastor of the Lakewood United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill cemetery.
Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service at the Lind Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Girl Scout Council, 2661 Horton Road, Jamestown, NY, or the Lakewood United Methodist Church, 164 Shadyside Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Emily at www.lindfuneralhome.com.