William C. Nelson
STOCKTON: William C. Nelson age 96 a resident of TLC/HN-Lakeshore Nursing Home, formerly of Robertsdale, Alabama, Allegany, NY and Forestville, died September 14, 2003 at (9:35 AM), at his residence following a short illness. Mr. Nelson was born August 24, 1907 in Newark, New Jersey, the son of the late William H. Nelson and Vivian Anderson.
Mr. Nelson had at one time worked in the oil fields in Chipmunk, NY, then he owned & operated a dairy & beef farm in the Town of Villenova and worked as an electrician for the former Allegheny-Ludlum Steel Corp. of Dunkirk. He also enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include his wife Anna Mae (Ort) Nelson of Stockton, whom he married on Sept. 17, 1933 in Limestone, NY, 2 daughters Mrs. Richard (Barbara J.) Wise, of South Dayton and Mrs. Rodney (Beverly A.) Case, of Canton, NC. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by twin infant great granddaughters and a step-brother Ted Schuller.
There will be no visitation observed. A memorial service will be held at a later date from the Hamlet United Methodist Church. Time and date to be announced.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 o’clock in Allegany Cemetery, Allegany, NY. Memorials in his memory may be made to the Stockton Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad. Arrangements are by the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.
GOWANDA: Helen Frank, age 95, a resident of Gowanda Nursing Home, formerly of Buffalo, died at (2:22 A.M.) Sunday, February 8, 2004 at TLC/HN Lake Shore Hospital, Irving,
Miss Frank was born March 19, 1908 in Germany. There are no known survivors.
There will be no prior visitation observed. Graveside services will be held Friday morning at 10:00 o’clock from Cowden's Corners Cemetery, Town of Arkwright.
Evelyn I. Carroll
IRVING: Evelyn I. Carroll, age 93, of Iola Drive, Sunset Bay, Irving, formerly of Buffalo died unexpectedly at (11:00 A.M.) Sunday, November 10, 2002 in Lake Shore Hospital, Irving,
Mrs. Carroll was born October 22, 1909 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late Frederick and Bertha (Allen) Wagner.
Mrs. Carroll was an avid fisherman and loved her family.
Survivors include 3 sons, Robert B. Carroll of Forestville, Douglas G. (Norra) Carroll of Tonawanda, Brian D. Carroll of Sunset Bay, Irving and a daughter-in-law Mrs. Virginia Carroll of Lancaster. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband L. Stuart Carroll, by a son L. Stuart Carroll and by 2 brothers, Allen Wagner and Gerald Wagner.
There will be no visitation observed. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Kenmore, NY. The family suggests memorials in her memory be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville.
Bruce W. Horn
BROCTON: Bruce W. Horn, age 72, of Redwood Drive, Brocton, formerly of Derby, NY, died at (2:15 A.M.) Saturday, December 6, 2003, at the Waters of Westfield following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Horn was born June 13, 1931 in Buffalo the son of the late William and Ina May (Patterson) Horn.
Mr. Horn was a retired machinist having worked for ITT Standard of Cheektowaga for 27 years. He was a US Air Force veteran.
Survivors include his wife Betty (Hoak) Horn of Brocton, 1 son William (Laurie) Horn of Westfield and 2 grandchildren Barbara Horn & Jason Horn both of Westfield.
There will be no visitation observed. Memorial services will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 o’clock from the Brocton Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Morrison pastor, officiating. The family suggests memorials in his memory be made either to HOSPICE Chautauqua County , 4840 West Lake Road, Mayville, NY 14757, or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Riles & Wolley Funeral Home, Forestville.
Jare A. Ferry, Sr.
PERRYSBURG: Jare A. Ferry, Sr., age 58, of Hooker Hill Road, Perrysburg, died unexpectedly at (11:05 A.M.) Monday, January 19, 2004 at his residence.
Mr. Ferry, Sr. was born May 12, 1945 in Silver Creek, the son of Julius Ferry of Perrysburg and the late Cora (Kniese) Ferry who died May 24, 1987.
Mr. Ferry was a graduate of Gowanda High School Class of 1963. He owned & operated the former Jar-Bo Dairy Farm in Perrysburg and then moved to Lebanon, PA and worked as a heavy equipment operator for Brubacher Excavating, Inc. of Lebanon, PA. He recently moved back to Perrysburg upon his retirement. He was a Perrysburg Town Councilman for 8 years and an exempt member of the Perrysburg Volunteer Fire Department where he had served as president for 8 years.
Surviving besides his father is his wife Gail (Gearhart) Ferry of Catawissa, PA, 3 daughters John (Dr. Amy) Ferry of Bethlehem, PA, Mrs. Mark (Anita) Mosher of Leon, Mrs. Robert (Ann) Godwin of Orchard Park, 1 son Jare A. Ferry, Jr. of Gowanda and 1 brother J. Gregory Ferry of State College, PA. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville, with the Rev. David A. Kelley pastor of the Gowanda Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Cottage Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The family suggests memorials in his memory be made to the Perrysburg Fire Department, Perrysburg NY 14129
Jeannette D. Wills
FORESTVILLE: Jeannette D. Wills, age 71, of Route 39, Forestville, died at (11:54 A.M.) Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at her residence, following a short illness.
Mrs. Wills was born February 18, 1931 in the Town of Hanover, the daughter of the late Frank and Lulu (Edwards) White.
Mrs. Wills had previously worked as a pizza delivery person for Ellie’s Deli in Silver Creek for 6 years and was an avid yard sale attendee.
Survivors include a daughter Mrs. Daniel (Leslie) DeWolf of Sheridan and 2 grandchildren Jennifer DeWolf of Sheridan and Sean DeWolf of Jamestown. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Melvin R. Wills, Sr., who died March 25, 1997, by a son Melvin R. Wills, Jr., who died August 30, 1969 and by a sister Alma Mason.
There will be no visitation observed. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday morning, at 11:00 o’clock from the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville, with the Rev. Judith M. Scott pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Sheridan Center Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family suggests memorials in her memory be made either to HOSPICE Chautauqua County, Inc., 4840 West Lake Road, Mayville, NY 14757 or to the American Cancer Society.
Theora M. Gens
IRVING: Theora M. Gens, age 66, a resident of the TLC/Health Network- Nursing Facility, Irving, formerly of Fredonia & Forestville died at (4:10 P.M.) Monday, January 13, 2003 in the TLC/Health Network-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Gens was born August 7, 1936 in Sardinia, New York the daughter of the late Elmer and Winona (Witheril) DeGolier.
Mrs. Gens was a graduate of the Brocton High School and had attended the Forestville Baptist Church. At one time she worked for the former Red Wing Corp., Fredonia and enjoyed putting puzzles together.
Survivors include 7 sons, Donald Gens of Bemus Point, Alan Gens of Jamestown, Carl Gens of Buffalo, Byron Gens of Westfield, Rex Gens of Dunkirk, Kerry Gens of Ocala, Florida and Steven Gens of Westfield. Also surviving are 11 sisters, Joyce Smith of Minnesota, Glora Ulrop of New York, Joan McCargo of Pike, NY, Wanda Kelley of Albion, NY, Ardys Price of Harborcreek, Pa., Rozella Homuth of West Virginia, Sheila Jackson of South Carolina, Sharon Barone of Yorkshire, NY, Charlene Plymyer of Girard, Pa., Valerie Caudle of Warsaw, NY, Janeen Hunt, 6 brothers, Dexter DeGolier of Forestville, Gordon DeGolier of Westfield, Dennis DeGolier of Fredonia, Carl DeGolier of Georgia, Keith DeGolier of Albion, NY and Reed DeGolier of Westfield. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Richard Gens who died February 15, 2001, by a son Mark Gens, by a sister Beverly Reynolds and by a brother Warren DeGolier.
There will be no visitation observed. Memorial Services will be held Thursday morning, at 11 o’clock from the Forestville Baptist Church, 2 Center Street, Forestville, with the Rev. Carl Abbott, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Cassadaga Cemetery, Cassadaga. The family suggests memorials in her memory be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are by the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.
Emma Elaine Tanner
FORESTVILLE: Emma Elaine Tanner, age 1 day of Forestville who was born June 17, 2003 in Buffalo, died unexpectedly at (1:29 A.M.) Wednesday, June 18, 2003 in Mercy Hospital, Buffalo. Infant daughter of Joseph & Tracy (Maringer) Tanner of Forestville. Granddaughter of David and Patricia Maringer of West Valley and Randall and Sandra Pickering of Gowanda, great granddaughter of Alice Maringer of Springville, Charles and Ezaura Wilkinson of Dover Plaines, NY and Richard Pickering of Wingdale, NY, niece of Dennis (Wendy) Maringer of East Concord and Jason Pickering of Gowanda.
There will be no visitation observed. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Forestville Cemetery with the Rev. Gerald P. Sheehan, pastor of the St. Rose of Lima RC Church, officiating. The family suggests memorials in her memory be made to Catholic Charities of Buffalo, 525 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. Arrangements are by the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.
Joan M. Egloff
IRVING: Joan M. Egloff, age 83, a resident of TLC/HN-Lake Shore Nursing Facility, Irving, died at (1:47 P.M.) Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at her residence.
Miss Egloff was born June 2, 1920 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late Floyd and Estelle (Haak) Egloff.
Ms. Egloff was a graduate of Hamburg High School class of 1939. She worked at Bell Aircraft during WWII, for the former Wain Photo of Buffalo and the former Holling-Press Photo of Buffalo. Ms. Egloff had worked as a librarian for the Anderson-Lee Library of Silver Creek for 24 years, which during this time she won the "Best Librarian Award" for a small library. She was also a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Silver Creek and enjoyed photography.
Survivors include a brother David Egloff of Hanford Bay and several nieces & nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by brothers, Floyd Egloff, Kenneth Egloff and an infant brother Paul Egloff and also by sisters, Audrey McMahon and Esther Eble.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday morning, at 10 o’clock from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, Silver Creek, with the Rev. James Fitzgerald pastor officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation observed. The family suggests memorials in her memory be made either to St. Columban's On The Lake Retirement Home, 2546 East Lake Road, Silver Creek NY 14136 or to Lake Shore Health Care Center-TLC Health Network, 845 Routes 5 & 20, Irving, NY 14048.