|BEVERLY JEAN GABB
HORNELL-Beverly Jean Gabb, 88, formerly of Nanticoke, Pa., Lake Silkworth, Pa., and Hornell, died early Thursday afternoon (April 2, 2015) at the Shore Winds Nursing and Rehabilitation Home in Rochester.
Born in Nanticoke, Pa. on Sept. 3, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Emma Ferguson Hunter. She was married for 66 years to Wilfred D. “Gabby” Gabb, who predeceased her on April 4, 2012. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her infant brother and sister, Billy and Doris Hunter and another sister, Evelyn Hensen.
A graduate of Nanticoke High School, class of 1944, Jean was a registered LPN and was employed at the Sunnyside Nursing Home in Wilkes Barre, Pa. and also did private duty nursing.
During the 1950’s and 1960’s she volunteered her time as a Girl Scout leader. For many years she was a very active member of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nanticoke as well as St. Andrew’s Church in Alden, Pa.
Her loving family includes her daughter, Sharon “Lee” (Rev. Thomas) Gramley of Canisteo; her son, Lloyd (Sherri) Gabb of Sweet Valley, Pa.; her five grandchildren, Corey (Melody) Gramley of Salem, Ore., Lori Gramley of Sweet Valley, Pa., Lynn Lewis of Canisteo, Matthew Gabb and Rebecca Gabb both of Sweet Valley, Pa.; her three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; her sister, LaRue Thomas of Florida; also several nieces and nephews.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell is honored to serve the family of Beverly Jean Gabb.
A funeral service will be held in her memory at 11 a.m. Saturday (April 25, 2015) at the Hanover Green Cemetery Chapel, Hanover Green, Pa., followed by interment. Her son-in-law, Rev. Thomas Gramley will officiate at the service.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to the Patient Fund at Shore Winds Nursing and Rehabilitation Home, 425 Beach Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14612.
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