Friday, November 25, 2022

Leila F. Slocum, 89

Eldred, PA – 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


  1. Grandma Slocum was one of the most amazing and caring women I had ever met. Always so kind, funny, and full of wisdom. She qill be truly missed. I always tell my daughter Emma I am a better person because of how blessed i was to of met certain people in my life and she was one of those! You will be missed and was very loved!! Prayers to the family and friends!

  2. Bill, Rhonda and family,
    I am very sorry for your loss of your mother. I remember Kimmy always speaking about her Grandma’s with much love. May she rest in eternal peace.
    Marlee Cannon

  3. Aunt Leila was one of the kindest and sweetest people, a gift to all of us, and I was blessed and honored to have known her. She has touched so many lives along the way and will forever be missed. Love and prayers to family and friends.