Viola M. Dickerson âbeloved mother and grandmotherâ
WELLSVILLE, NY---Viola M. Dickerson, 89, of Wellsville, a former longtime resident of Alma, NY, passed away with her loving family at her side on Monday, October 1, 2012 in the Highland Healthcare Center, Wellsville, after a long illness.
Born May 9, 1923 in Custer City, PA, she was a daughter of Harrison B. and Blanche V. Taylor Lunn. On April 3, 1939 in Shinglehouse, she married Emmitt F. Dickerson, who passed away on January 14, 1999.
Mrs. Dickerson attended Bolivar High School. She was employed at the former Alma Store in Alma and then was employed for 28 years at American Olean Tile Company in Olean. She later worked as a home health aide in Allegany County, retiring in 1984.
Mrs. Dickerson was a life member of the Alma Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She loved spending time with her family.
Surviving are three daughters, Vicki L. (Barry) Flewellyn of Ulysses, PA, Sandra K. Rowley of Wellsville, and Connie L. (Jack) Mason of Springfield, Missouri; eleven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Dickerson was predeceased by a daughter, Karen S. Reynolds; a grandson, Jason Boyd; three brothers, Harrison B. Lunn, Jr., Raymond C. Lunn, and Norman F. Lunn; and a sister,
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Mr. Jack Mason, Mrs. Dickersonâs son-in-law, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donorâs choice.