Evelyn M. Lemley
Mrs. Lemley was born on September 6, 1918 a daughter of the late James and Grace Gallipaeu Ellis. She worked for the former Perry Knitting Mill, Robeson Cutlery in Castile, Archway Cookies, and retired in 1982 from Holcomb School (SUNY Geneseo) where she was a supervisor in the school cafeteria. She was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish (St. Joseph’s Church in Perry, the Catholic Women of the Church, and the Perry Senior Citizens Club. She enjoyed cooking and baking, often making baked goods for the church bazaar and having them bought up by the late John Matson before they reached the church. She enjoyed camping, traveling, especially on a trip where she flew over the Grand Canyon, golfing and crocheting. She was an adventurous lady always trying something new, she learned to ride an bicycle and to swim when she was in her forties. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren. Mrs. Lemely is preceded in death by her husband whom she married in April of 1939 Frank Clyde Lemley he died in 1982, a son Joseph D. Lemley, 6 brothers: Leonard, Walter, John, Herbert, Edward, and Roy Ellis, 2 sisters: Ruth Barnhardt, and Rita Losey, and several nieces and nephews.
She is survived by a son Jerome D. (Mary) Lemley of Wyoming, 3 daughters: Diane E. (Robert) Kneeppel of Perry, Patricia A. (Jakob) Rewa of Perry, and Leota M. Lemley (Wayne Comstock) of Rochester, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends are invited to call on Sunday July 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry, NY 14530. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday July 4th at 11:00 A.M. at St. Isidore’s Catholic Parish-St. Joseph’s Church 8 Park St. Perry, NY 14530. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Perry.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, or to the Eastside Nursing Home (activities fund) in Warsaw. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.