Dorothy Genevieve (Sheldon) Gourley, 90, formerly of Sugar Grove, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at the Rouse Home.
Dorothy was born January 2, 1924 in Ashville, New York, to the late Purl and Bessie (Woodin) Sheldon. She was a homemaker and enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, greatgreatgrandchildren and all of her friends at the Rouse Home. Dorothy loved gardening, playing bingo and listening to country music, especially all of the old church hymns. She will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends, especially Jacob Stover.
Dorothy is survived by a brother, Richard (Leona) Sheldon of Panama, N.Y., a son, Leslie Gourley of Youngsville, a daughter, Darlene (Gourley) Goodman of Youngsville, 4 grandchildren, Lisa Jackson, Frank Goodman Jr., LaVonne (Michael) Carpenter, Leslie (Tammy) Goodman, 10 great grandchildren, 7 greatgreatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Gourley, whom she married October 23, 1942, and 4 brothers, Allyn , Kenith, Mainard and Ellwood Sheldon.
Friends will be received at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 North Main Street in Youngsville, on Friday, February 14, from 111 pm at which time a funeral service will be held with the Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Rouse Warren County Home, officiating. Burial will follow in the Turnpike Cemetery.
The family suggest memorial donations be made to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren PA, 16365, or to the Friends of the Rouse, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, PA, 16371.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.