Janet Eva Presher Herne


Bolivar - Janet Eva Presher Herne of 351 Main Street passed away Wednesday January 25, 2017 at the home of her son following a brief illness. Born September 14, 1936 in Bolivar, she was the daughter of Richard J. and Ruth Jackson Presher and the stepdaughter of Ruth Morrison Presher. Janet married David Loel Herne on May 25, 1954 in Richburg; Mr. Herne preceded her in death on December 17, and 1995.

She was a graduate of the Bolivar Central School class of 1953 and a graduate of Faith Emmanuel Bible Institute. Along with her husband owned and operated Dave’s TV and Sons in Bolivar for thirty-five years retiring in 1996. Janet’s memberships include Southside Union Chapel Olean, 4Cs Seniors Citizens Club Bolivar, BRAG Historical Society Bolivar, Richburg-Wirt Historical Society, life member of Odosagih Bible Conference and member of the Board of Directors of Heritage AFlame Ministries Bolivar.

Surviving are three children; Kathy Brokaw Niskayuna NY, David (Daisy) Herne Bolivar, Brad (Dawn) Herne Little Genesee, ten grandchildren and fifteen greatgrandchildren. Also surviving are one brother James (Marcia) Presher New Hampshire; two sisters Jeanie (Kerry) Nice Florida and Chris (Ken) McNeil Eldred PA and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters; Betty Whipple, Marjorie Colley and Shirley Conway.

Friends may call at the Bolivar United Methodist Church on Sunday January 29, 2017 from 3-5P.M. Funeral and committal services will be held following visitation at 5 PM. Mrs. Herne’s son David will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery Bolivar.

Memorials may be made to B.R.A.G. Historical Society (390 Main St., Bolivar NY 14715) or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar.