Beverly Doolen

Obituary of Beverly A. Doolen

ILION – Beverly A. Doolen, age 88, formerly of London Towers, Ilion, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, December 19, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center, Utica. She was born on March 10, 1932, in Utica, the daughter of Richard W. and Marion (Donohue) Williams and attended Ilion schools. She married George E. Doolen, in 1948 and together they had nine children. Beverly was blessed with the gift of music from her Irish Welsh heritage and she enjoyed singing. She attended the Presbyterian Church, in Ilion and sang in the choir for a time. During her last years, she resided at the Utica Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Utica. She is survived by her brother, Robert Williams (Pam), of Beaver Falls, NY; her children, including Edward Doolen, of New York Mills, Lester Doolen (Eleanor Jones), of Clark Mills, Christine Lamberson, of McKinney, TX, Albert Doolen, of Fort Plain, Patricia Ruller (Marty), of Utica and Barry Doolen, of Herkimer. She also leaves behind several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Beverly was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Betty Doolen; her brother, Richard Williams; granddaughter, Denise Doolen; and grandson, Chad Lamberson. There are no scheduled calling hours or funeral services because of the extreme risks of COVID 19, at this time. Spring burial will be held at the convenience of the family, at Grand View Cemetery, Whitesboro, NY. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Bev, or add to her online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com. Service arrangements were prearranged and are entrusted to Bev’s long time friend and Funeral Director, Don Applegate, at Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s original location, at 102 West St., Ilion, NY 13357 (315-895-7722).
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