Patricia L. Sherry

August 23, 1935 ~ April 7, 2020 (age 84)


Portville- Patricia L. (Besecker) Sherry of 2719 Haskell Road, joined her Lord and Savior on Tuesday (April 7, 2020) at her home.

Born August 23, 1935 in Bradford, PA., she was the daughter of the late Emery and Sophia (Cordner) Besecker. On March 2, 1957 in Eldred, PA, she married Franklyn Sherry, who predeceased her on November 9, 2017.

Patricia was an active and devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Olean, and served in many capacities including the Women’s Bible Study.

Surviving is a daughter, Bambi Lynn (Philip) Farris Jr., of Olean; three precious grandchildren, whom she cherished, Amy Sophia Farris  currently of Montana, Stacia Nicole Farris and Gregory Philip Farris of Olean; her sisters, Winnie A. Rose of GA., and Gwen J. Tyler of Olean; sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Robert) Hawkins of GA., and Patricia Costanzo Sherry, of Portville; Brothers-in-laws, Roger “Bud” Sherry of MA., and Daniel (Patricia) Sherry of Utah; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Todd Sherry in 1995; and two brothers-in-law, Kenneth R. Sherry and Paul Sherry.

Private graveside services will be held at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville.  Rev. Millard Cook, will officiate.

Memorials if desired, may be made to the First Baptist Church in Olean, 133 S. Union Street, Olean, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, 665 Elm Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, Cattaraugus County SPCA, 2944 Route 16, Olean, or to the Disabled American Veterans, 130 S. Elmwood Ave #620, Buffalo, NY 14202.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean. Online condolences may be made at

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