Saturday, October 27, 2018

Shirley A. Benjamin

Belmont, NY - Shirley A. Benjamin, 81, of 4822 Back River Road passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018, at Olean General Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born December 12, 1936 in Belmont the daughter of the late Gerald and Lillian (Clair) Clark. On July 9, 1955 in Belmont, she married Richard Benjamin who survives.

Shirley was a 1955 graduate of Belmont Central School, and a 1973 graduate of St. Francis School of Nursing. She was a licensed practical nurse at Cuba Memorial Hospital for many years, and later was employed as a bus driver at Genesee Valley Central School from 1993 to 1999. She was also very active with “Dick's Bees” her husband's honey business, which he founded in 1975.

Surviving in addition to her husband is one son, James (Kim) Benjamin of Baker, Florida, two daughters, Vicki (Jeff) Baker of Friendship, and Debra Wilmot of Union Springs, NY 10 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one brother, Norman Clark of Flower Mound, Texas, a sisters-in-law, Genevieve Clark of Friendship, and as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her parents by a two brothers, Raymond and Edward Clark, a son-in-law, Anthony Wilmot, and a sister-in-law, Gloria Clark

Friends are invited to call from on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the Belmont United Methodist Church. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm in church with Rev. Clara Wilder presiding. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont. Please consider memorial donations to the Belmont United Methodist Church, or Allegany County Cancer Services. To leave online condolences, please visit 


  1. Prayers goes out to Shirley's family for comfort and peace in her passing. Shirley fortuitously played a decisive role at a most joyous time in our lives and I will never forget her. Be at peace. 😌

  2. Kim and Jim,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers sent to help the healing process for the family. I'm still in NY so if you need anything let me know.

  3. Jim & Kim,

    So very sorry for the loss of your mother. Hugs & prayers.

  4. Jim and Kim,
    Sending my condolences to both of you on the loss of Jim's mom. If there's any way I can help let me know. May Gods love help to get through this time. ........Debbie Fisher