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Beverly Morris

Obituary of Beverly A. Morris

Beverly A. Morris Olean, NY Beverly A. Morris, 71, of Olean, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (December 3, 2020). Born October 27, 1949 in Cuba, she was the daughter of Royden and Ernestine Powell Burch. On January 7, 1968 she married William Slocum, Sr. who predeceased her July 4, 1975. She later married Leonard "Bill" Morris who passed away April 23rd, 2009. Beverly graduated from Richburg Central School and started her career as a licensed practical nurse. She later attended the nursing program at Jamestown Community College and received her Bachelor's Degree. She had been employed at the former St. Francis Hospital, Cuba Memorial Hospital, and she retired from The Pines of Olean in 2014. She always loved animals and enjoyed the company of her dogs, and her cat, Holly. She was a volunteer in the community and helped out at the Olean Public Library and enjoyed passing the time reading. She also enjoyed knitting, doing crafts, and gardening. She found great joy spending time with her great granddaughters Luci and Lydia. She leaves behind her mother Ernestine Powell Buchanan of Bradford, PA; 4 children Patricia (Terry) Sage of Franklinville, Michael Slocum of Cuba, Christopher (Pam Bowen) Slocum of Salamanca and Danielle (Jason) Grinnell of Cheektowaga; 14 grandchildren, including Christina (Jesse) Champlin, whom she raised; 11 great grandchildren; 4 siblings Linda Burch of Hinsdale, Kelley Blouvet of Wellsville, Susan Babbitt of Andover and Jessica Buchanan of Olean and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by her father Royden Burch; 1 son William Slocum, Jr. on March 17, 2012; a grandson Justin Sage on September 22, 2011 and 2 brothers James McAllister in 2014 and Larry Burch in 1965. The family would like to thank the City of Olean Fire Department and the ER staff at Olean General Hospital for their kind treatment of their loved one. The family will be present to receive friends for a memorial gathering on Wednesday (December 9, 2020) from noon to 2pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd., Olean. A memorial service will follow at 2pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Olean Public Library, 134 N. 2nd St., Olean, NY 14760, the SPCA of Cattaraugus County, 2944 Olean Hinsdale Rd., Olean, NY 14760, or to the Alzheimer's Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Dr., Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
Wednesday
9
December

Memorial Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
3128 W. State Rd.
Olean, New York, United States
Wednesday
9
December

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
3128 W. State Rd.
Olean, New York, United States