Wellsville, NY - Pearl E. Childress, 93, of 4192B Bolivar Road died on Monday, July 11, 2011 shortly after arrival at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born March 18, 1918 in Mayburg, PA, the daughter of George and Eunice (Keifer) Shepard. On December 31, 1938 in Mayburg she married John E. Childress who predeceased her on February 21, 1981.
Pearl was employed for many years at the Allegany County Office for the Aging. She enjoyed Bingo, traveling with her daughters and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Darlene (Tom) Caschera and Arlene Lehman both of Wellsville, 13 grandchildren, Cherise Lehman, Jeff Padden, Kevin Caschera, Rhonda Lorshbaugh, Denny Padden, Steve Caschera, Kim Arnold, Amy Padden, Scott Burdick, LuAnn Dixon, Michele Platt, Kris Caschera and Shawn Lehman, 30 great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren and several nieces& nephews. She was predeceased by two daughters, Marlene Padden on July 7, 2007 and Sharlene Burdick on January 12, 2004, four sisters, Delores Sibble, Ruth Zaffino, Opal Littlefield and Virginia Williams and two son-in-laws, Terry Lehman and Maxon Burdick.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 14, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 8:00 pm Thursday in the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Office for the Aging, Jones Memorial Hospital of any charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.