– Leila F. Slocum, 89, formerly of 63 Evens Road passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, PA. She was born September 27, 1933 in Bolivar the daughter of the late George and Marjorie (Marsh) Fanton. In 1955 she married Douglas Slocum, who predeceased her on March 28, 1990.
Leila was a 1952 graduate of Bolivar High School. She was employed at the Little Genesee Library and taught Quilting Classes, (which were her passion) for several years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 97, in Portville.
She is survived by two sons, William (Rhonda) Slocum of Wellsville, and Edward Slocum of Johnson City, TN, two daughters, Mary (Steve) Langworthy of Eldred, and Carolyn (James) Shields of Shinglehouse, PA, eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by an infant brother, Buster Fanton, and a sister, Ruth Kenyon.
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 12 noon to 2 PM at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. The funeral will follow at 2 PM in the funeral home with Rev. Marilyn Hale presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Please consider memorial donations to the Little Genesee Library, or the ALS Association. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.