Online Obituary for Jacqueline E. "Jackie" Perley

Name: Jacqueline E. "Jackie" Perley
Date of Birth: Jan 29, 1939
Date Deceased: Feb 20, 2019
Hometown: Hornell
State N.Y.
Age: 80 Years
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Jacqueline E. “Jackie” Perley

HORNELL-Jacqueline E. “Jackie” Perley, 80, of Maple Court Homes, passed away early Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 20, 2019) at St. James Hospital in Hornell.

Born in Hornell on Jan. 21, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Elwood and Ann (Komora) Perley. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her twin brother, James Perley; and two sisters, Joann VanDurme and Nancy Cullen.

A graduate of Hornell High School, Jackie received a diploma in Nursing form Arnott-Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira in 1959, a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Mansfield University in 1969, a Master’s of Science Degree in Education from Elmira College in 1974, a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from Alfred University in 1983 and a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing from Syracuse University in 1990.

Jackie has been a nursing professional for over 50 years and was utilized by both healthcare organizations and educational institutions and her combinations of experiences is unique. From 1959 to 1970 she was employed as an Operating Room Nurse/Supervisor and Instructor at Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira. In 1970 she became an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Corning Community College, a position she held until 1974 at which time she became a Full Professor and Division Head of Nursing and Allied Health at Tompkins-Cortland Community College in Ithaca until 1996. From 1996 until retiring she served as Director of Nursing Education and Instructor at Heartland Community College in Normal, Ill.

Throughout the years she has been involved with many professional activities, served as a consultant, belonged to several academic committees and was the recipient of many professional honors and awards.

In 2017 she returned to Hornell to reside and enjoyed reading and writing poetry.

Her loving family includes two sisters, Martha (William) Bartle of Stephens Mills and Audrey Remchuk of Auburn, N.Y.; as well as her nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to serve the family of Jacqueline E. “Jackie” Perley.

To honor her wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or to the Hornell Public Library, 64 Genesee St., Hornell, N.Y. 14843.

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