OLEAN - Shirley M. Besok, of 115 West Green Street, passed away Friday (Aug. 16, 2013) at Olean General Hospital after a long illness.
Born May 21, 1933, in Olean, she was the daughter of James and Doris Shirley Thompson.
Mrs. Besok was a graduate of Olean High School. She was employed for many years at AVX in Olean as a kiln operator. She enjoyed lottery scratch offs, playing bingo, crossword puzzles and reading.
Surviving are her five children, Alan Baker of Olean, Gail (Gary) Feuchter of Olean, John (Kathy) Besok of Bradford, Pa., Shirley Barton of Channelview, Texas, and Robert Besok of Olean; several grandchildren and great-grand children; her siblings, James Thompson, Pat Wilkins, Carol Jordan, Sue Patterson and Jerry Thompson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two children, Steven Baker and Valerie Taylor.
There will be no funeral services at this time. Burial will take place at Mt. View Cemetery and will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to
, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean.
Online condolences may be made at oleanfuneralhome.com.