MAYVILLE - It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Marjorie ''Marge'' Amelia (Hartmann) Dikeman of Mayville N.Y., on Oct. 28., 2013. She was born Sept. 16, 1928, in Pittsburgh Pa., to John and Mary (Haas) Hartmann. The loving and devoted wife of George E. Dikeman for more than 67 years, married July 25, 1946.
At the time of her passing, she was a resident at The Heritage Green Rehab. & Skilled Nursing Facility in Greenhurst, N.Y.
Mom graduated from Mayville Central High School in 1946. At one time, she and George owned and operated The Coffee Shop in Mayville for eight years. Mom was an awardwinning Avon representative for 13 years. She also held various positions throughout the community which included First Nat'l Bank, the Chautauqua County Court House, Ethan Allen and The American Legion.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. Mom loved to bowl and was a member of the American Bowling Congress, winning several trophies. She also enjoyed music, collecting, and spending time with friends at the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mom will be remembered as a wonderful cook and as a hard working, kind, and loving person, who made this world a better place for those that had the good fortune to be around her. She was a gentle lady with a great deal of pride in her family.
She is survived by her husband, and a brother, David Hartmann; sons: Donald (Sheila) Dikeman and Thomas Dikeman (Seneca); as well as her grandchildren: Dawn (Dr. Keary) Howard, Melissa (Bill) Emerson, Janel Stoica (Joey), Jelena Dikeman (Randy), Jared Dikeman (Michelle), Jenna (Mark) Vendetti and many nephews, nieces, and great grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Philip Hartmann; and sisters: Melissa (Lis) Waterhouse, Susan Miller, Betty Cuppini and Jean Monaco.
The family would like to give special thanks for the wonderful care provided to mom by the doctors, nurses, and Dawn Keefer and her Lakeside staff at Heritage Green and by Lucy and Debby and their staff from Hospice Chautauqua County. They made a very difficult time much more bearable.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Freay Funeral Home in Mayville. The Rev. Cathy Smith, chaplain with Hospice Chautauqua County, will officiate. Burial will be in the Westfield Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1011 a.m. Friday prior to the funeral service in the funeral home.
You can leave a remembrance to the family by going to www.freayfuneralhome.com.