Betty Sheesley

Obituary of Betty Ann Sheesley

Betty Ann Barrickman Sheesley, 84, of Falconer, formerly of Lakewood passed away Friday (August 30, 2019) in UPMC Chautauqua.

She was born May 14, 1935 in Gypsy, WV, the daughter of the late Woodrow and Georgia Stalnaker Barrickman Sr.

Betty was a graduate of Elkins High School and prior to retirement was employed by J.S. Auto Supply.

She was a member of the Lakewood Fire Department Auxiliary, Women’s Club of Lakewood, Singles Card Club and past member of the DAR.  Betty enjoyed crafting, sewing, quilting and especially spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are three daughters: Rebecca (Tom) Danielson of Lakewood, Bridgett (George) Stenstrom of Falconer, Lillian Jaynell (Fred) Piazza of Jamestown; six grandchildren: Lynn-Ann Ling, Jeanine (Mike) Dearman, Fred (Christine) Piazza Jr., Nora Becker, Charles (Lisa) Piazza, Joshua (Christian) Stenstrom; nine great grandchildren: Payge Ling, Hannah Dearman, Zoey Ling, Aiden Dearman, Bella Becker, Ethan Stenstrom, Connor Becker, Jaelynn Nagel, Ava Stenstrom and a brother Michael (Susan) Barrickman of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles E. Sheesley whom she married April 4, 1959, who died November 13, 1990; a grandson Jason Piazza on March 15, 2009 and a brother Woodrow “Bud” Barrickman Jr.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Falconer Funeral Home.  Pete Dawson, Chautauqua County Fireman’s Chaplain will officiate.  Inurnment will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Friends will be received by the family from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be donated to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 or Lakewood Fire Department Auxiliary, 37 Packard Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc., Falconer, NY
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc., Falconer, NY
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
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