Evelyn L. Benson


ALLEGANY - Evelyn L. Benson 81 formerly of 3100 Cranberry Road and a former Bolivar and Richburg resident passed away Saturday February 7, 2015 in the Pines Health Rehabilitation Center in Olean following a brief illness. Born February 3, 1934 in Olean she was the daughter of Robert L. and L. Leola Crooks Ferrington.

Evelyn was a graduate of the Richburg Central School. Evelyn started her bookkeeping career with the Cecchi News Agency Olean, later was employed by AVX Co. Olean, McGraw Edison Co. Olean, Campbell Oil Co. Olean and Hahn & Schaffner Co. Bolivar. She was a member of Kenyon Andrus Post 772 American Legion Bolivar, Olean YMCA and the Allegany 60+ Club. She was an avid St. Bonaventure basketball fan and enjoyed attending area theater productions in Olean, Buffalo and the Quick Center.

Surviving are one son R. Donald (Lucy) Benson of Allegany, NY and two daughters; Cheryl Cradduck of Concord N.C. and Karen (Gary) Milliman of Spring Hill Fla. Also surviving are a son-in-law Robert Bundy of Brackney Pa., eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Diane L. Bundy in 1992, a granddaughter Amanda L. Cradduck, two sisters; Marilyn Ingalls and Beverly Richardson and one brother B. Lee Ferrington.

Friends may call at the Casey Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home 3128 Rt. 417W in Olean on Tuesday from 10A.M.-12Noon. Funeral services will follow visitation at 12 noon with Rev. Michael Catanzaro Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church Canton N.Y. officiating. Burial will be in West Genesee Cemetery Obi, N.Y.

Memorials may be made to the Friends of Cattaraugus Co. Nursing Home ℅ Pines HealthCare and Rehabilitation Center, 2245 West State St., Olean N.Y. 14760.