Beverly D. Gilluly

March 24, 1927 - March 11, 2012

Age 84, formerly of Perry, NY, died March 11, 2012 at the Sayre Health Care Center, formerly the Sayre House in Sayre, PA.

She was born March 24, 1927 in Short Tract, NY, daughter of the late Elmer and Elsie Gleabe Fridley. Beverly was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years and was a member of the Perry Center Congregational Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had a love of plants and was well known for her African violets.

Beverly was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Frederick Gilluly who died in 2008.

Surviving are her children, Sheila (Robert) Welch of Coudersport, PA, Frederick (Fely) Gilluly of Augusta, GA, Ann (Matt) Klinger of Athens, PA; 9 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Brenda, Eric, Jake and Benjamin Kelly, Lois and Roger Kelly, Gloria and Don Reed, Ann Towner, Sally Bowles. She was predeceased by 4 sisters and 1 brother.

Friends may call Thursday 3 – 5 PM at Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, 35 N. Main St., Castile where an Eastern Star service will be held immediately following calling hours followed by her funeral service. Private burial will be held at West Perry Cemetery, Perry. Memorials may be made to Guthrie Hospice, R.R. #1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 Attn: Clinical Coordinator. 

Important Dates

March 15, 2012 : Calling Hours for Beverly D. Gilluly - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

March 15, 2012 : Funeral Service for Beverly D. Gilluly - 9:00 PM

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Mar 19.12 from Jean M Sullivan:
your family lived across the street from my Grandparents (the Vosburgs), and I remember how nice they always were to us when we were visiting. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Mar 14.12 from Judy Barnard Bowser:
My sympathies go out to you all. I just lost my Mom last month, so know what you are going through. May God's presence comfort you.

Mar 14.12 from Brenda Kelly:
I have so many good memories to share, that there is not enough room in this book. Bev was my forever friend. One of the sweetest, most honest, true people I have ever known. She and Fred were always there for me and my family throughout the years, as we were there for them. For someone who "didn't get out much" she sure had a zest for life and a great outlook. She never got "old", and was a strong woman right to the end. In recent years we shared many stories and laughed so hard we cried on our car trips. We often shared an ice cream cone in the sun, and talked about the world. Some words I would use to describe Bev are, kind, funny, loving, proud, and gracious. She loved me, my kids, and my pets like they were her own, and was so kind to us. She had a green thumb and nurtured her plants, especially her violets, with love too. My day to day life has not been the same since she was ill, nor will it ever be the same now that she is gone. There is a big space that Bev filled in my life having been without my Mom for so long.
Being without Fred for the past few years has been hard on her, so my thoughts move to her peace, being with him now, that gives me comfort. Hopefully these thoughts help her children deal with their loss. Know we are here if you need anything at all. Brenda, Eric, Jake, Ben, Thatch and Bebe.

Mar 13.12 from Ken &EleanorCarberry Wagner:
Fred and Fely,
Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. The class of 70 is loosing our parents very rapidaly now. Sorry to say life is that way! Hope that you and your family are doing ok. Take care. Our thoughts are with you.