Monday, March 12, 2012

Shirley J. Heysham

Wellsville, NY - Shirley J. Heysham, 74, of 90 Johnson Street died on Sunday, March 11, 2012 shortly after arrival at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born May 9, 1937 in Wellsville the daughter of the late, Robert and Margaret (Rogers) Heysham.

Shirley was a 1956 graduate of Wellsville High School. She was employed as a school crossing guard for the Village of Wellsville and was a day care provider. She worked at Marsh's Convalescence Home in Wellsville and helped prepare the Pennysaver for delivery. She was also a volunteer for the Allegany County Head Start Program.

She is survived by two sisters, Jane Price of Wellsville and Donna (Neil) Culhane of West Palm Beach, FL, three brothers, Robert Heysham of Limestone, James (Mary) Heysham and Donald Heysham both of Olean, a special friend, Frank Frungillo of Wellsville as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by one sister, Dorothy Crawford.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, March 14th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Thursday, March 15th from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Deacon Frank Pasquale presiding. Burial will be in Yorks Corners Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Allegany County Head Start Program. To leave online condolences, please visit

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