Harriet K. McBee

Harriet K. McBee (Kuy Kendall), age 98, of Fredonia, NY, formerly of Hancock, MD. died Monday June 17, 2013 at the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk, N.Y. 9 days short of her 99th birthday.

Mrs. McBee was born June 26, 1914 in Keyser, WV, to the late William KuyKendall and Nannie Miller KuyKendall. She graduated from Berkeley Springs (WV) High School and attended Rhode Island State College.

On November 18, 1939 she married her husband Ira G. “Mac” McBee. They were married 51 years at the time of Mr. McBee’s death in May of 1991.

Mrs. McBee worked as a school secretary for the Hancock, MD, Elementary & Intermediate Schools form 1952-1976. She was a member of the Hancock Presbyterian Church, Hancock, MD, 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, N.Y.; her grandson David (Michele) Tiffany Jr., of Greencastle,PA.; her grand-daughter Katherine Tiffany (Martin Bogardus), of Clementon, N.J., and great-grandchildren Sheena, Zachary, and Abigail Tiffany of Greencastle, PA.; 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 the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock, MD (301-678-6178), Sunday June 23, 2013, from 6-8 p.m., where funeral services will be held Monday June 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Carol A. Davis officiating Interment will be in Johnson-Greenwell Cemetery, Reese’s Mill, WV.

The family extends their deep gratitude to friends in Hancock, and the caregivers at the WCA Home in Fredonia, N.Y. 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 Mrs. McBee’s memory may be made to the Hancock Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750. Online con-dolences may be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com.