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Madalyn C. Yehl
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LITTLE VALLEY — Madalyn C. Yehl, 87, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday (Sept. 3, 2017). She was born May 1, 1930, in Olean, the daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Saasken) Golaszewski. On May 17, 1950, she married Robert 'Stub' Yehl who predeceased her in 2005. In her past she was employed at ACME Electric, and as a substitute cook at Little Valley Central School. She was on the Salamanca Hospital Board for 18 years. The majority of her time was spent building and running a beef farm with her husband and family, where she was 'the Boss' and queen of the kitchen. She was Aunt Maggie to many and always welcomed anyone in need to her table. She loved cooking for a crowd and always enjoyed feeding the haying crew. She was famous for her pies, soups and cookies. She was always up for a shopping or lunch trip with her family. She remained independent and active till her final days. She will be remembered as a giving, strong person to those who knew and loved her. She enjoyed her trips to Florida to her daughter Mary's and son-in-law Jim's, where she easily made friends and enjoyed the sunshine, food and sits on the porch. She was a true example of how to lead a good life and help others. In the true spirit of Maggie: 'The kitchen is officially closed.' Mrs. Yehl is survived by two daughters, Judy Golley of Little Valley and Mary (Jim) Rolick of St. Augustine, Fla.; a granddaughter, Jessica (Mark) Halftown of Salamanca; Chris Golley of Little Valley; a dear great-granddaughter Ella; and great-grandsons Peyton and Chase. She holds dear in her heart a special friend, Lynn McClure; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Rose Marie Yehl. She was predeceased by four siblings and one survives. There will be no visitation and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Sts., Buffalo, NY 14263; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St. in Little Valley.

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