Harriet K. McBee, 98

JUNE 26, 1914-JUNE 17, 2013

June 19, 2013

Harriet K. McBee (KuyKendall), 98, of Fredonia, N.Y., and formerly of Hancock, Md., died Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk, N.Y., nine days short of her 99th birthday.

McBee was born June 26, 1914, in Keyser, W.Va., to the late William KuyKendall and Nannie Miller KuyKendall.

She graduated from Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) High School and attended Rhode Island State College.

On Nov. 18, 1939, she married her husband, Ira G. "Mac" McBee. They were married 51 years at the time of his death in May 1991.

McBee worked as a school secretary for the Hancock Elementary and Intermediate schools from 1952 to 1976.

She was a member of the Hancock Presbyterian Church, Hancock; the Washington County School Secretaries' Association; and involved for many years with the Hancock Christmas Basket Program.

She is survived by her daughter, Margaret "Peggy" (David) Tiffany of Fredonia; her grandson, David (Michele) Tiffany Jr. of Greencastle, Pa.; her granddaughter, Katherine Tiffany (Martin Bogardus) of Clementon, N.J.; great-grandchildren, Sheena, Zachary and Abigail Tiffany of Greencastle; a niece, Jane Lee Sachs of Penfield, N.Y.; a nephew, John Charles KuyKendall of Hanover, Pa., and sister-in-law, Marian Lee KuyKendall of Penfield, N.Y.

Besides her husband, "Mac" McBee, and her parents, William and Nannie (Miller) KuyKendall, she was preceded in death by her sister, Charlotte E. KuyKendall; and her brother, William J. KuyKendall.

Family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock (301-678-6178), Sunday, June 23, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m., where funeral services will be held Monday, June 24, 2013, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Carol A. Davis officiating. Interment will be in Johnson-Greenwell Cemetery, Reese's Mill, W.Va.

The family extends their deep gratitude to friends in Hancock; the caregivers at the WCA Home in Fredonia; and the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk, N.Y., whose help and loving care eased Harriet's last few years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in McBee's memory may be made to the Hancock Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Main St., Hancock, MD 21750.

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