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September 19, 2022 - 8:55am

Beverley Fee McCracken Widdowson

posted by Joshua Smith.

Beverley Fee McCracken Widdowson had her faith become sight on September 15, 2022, surrounded by her loving family at her daughter’s home. Mom lived most of her life in Bergen and was a 1955 graduate of Byron-Bergen Central School. She married Ronald McCracken on February 9, 1957. Together they raised 5 girls. Mom and Dad loved the Lord, serving Him, and turning strangers into friends. They also enjoyed entertaining, fixing breakfast at a park, having their grandkids spend the weekend, going to Muckdog games, and visiting the Outer Banks with family and friends. Mom was happiest when taking care of someone, supplying a meal, giving a ride, and sending a handmade card. Mom loved to sew clothes for her girls and enjoyed doing paper crafts, painting ceramics, making dolls, baking, gardening, reading, and studying the Bible. She was employed at P. W. Minor & Sons. After Dad passed away in 2011, Mom missed having a companion and someone to care for. She married M. Eugene Widdowson on April 2, 2013.

Mom is survived by her husband, Gene; sisters-in-law Ruth (late Gerald) McCracken of Batavia, Marilyn (late Roy) McCracken of Geneseo, and Linda (late William) Lubanski of York; daughters Patricia (late Lee) Davis, Cathleen (Ken) Worthington, Lori-Beth (Mark) Woodruff all of Batavia, Lisa (Daniel) Rieks of Tennessee; son-in-law Paul Gordon of Virginia; and Mom to many more children of the heart, including her loving and faithful niece Cindy (Ron) Speicher. She is also survived by granddaughters Danielle (Steven) Clark of Batavia, Stephanie Barber of Oregon, Elizabeth (Gabriel) Minniear of Brooklyn, Emilie Barber of LeRoy, Rebecca Woodruff of Batavia, and Michaella Barringer of Batavia; nine great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Albert and Dortha (Conley) Fee; brothers Bernard (Deloris) Fee, Donald (Irene) Fee, and Robert (Florence) Fee; and sister Judith Fee. She is also predeceased by her loving first husband of 53 years, Ronald McCracken; her daughter Sheryl Gordon; her in-laws George and Kathryn (Dyke) McCracken, William and Valeria (McCracken) Phillips, and Joyce (Costich) Fee; a niece; and three nephews.

As per Mom’s request there will be no calling hours or services. Loving memorials may be made out to HomeCare & Hospice at https://homecare-hospice.org/donate-memorial/ or by calling (716) 372-2106.

Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements for Beverly were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

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