WELLSVILLE - Beverly Lillian Grantier, 77, of 2794 Hallsport Road passed away unexpectedly as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Sunday (Nov. 24, 2013), in Chambersburg, Pa. Beverly lived a full life with tremendous love for family, friends and community. She will be remembered as an incredibly altruistic person who had a positive influence on many lives.
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Beverly was born on Oct. 21, 1936, in Akron, Ohio, to the late Irene Beardshaw Molner and George Molner. She resided near Mogador, Ohio, for most of her childhood, nurtured by her extended family. In 1954, Beverly graduated from Franklin Academy in Malone.
In 1957, Beverly earned her degree in nursing from Highland Hospital in Rochester, allowing her to fulfill her lifelong commitment to helping others. While in Nursing School, she met her future husband, Gordon Grantier, through a classmate. The couple established their friendship, romance grew, and on Nov. 27, 1958, Beverly married Gordon at the Stannards Methodist Church. The couple established their home in Wellsville, where they raised their three children; Denise, Garth and Scott.
During Beverly's nursing career, she worked for Jones Memorial Hospital in addition to many local physician's offices and in industry until her eventual transition to school nursing, which allowed her to serve youth and children who were always so dear to her heart. After retiring from her nursing career, Beverly continued her passion for helping others as she served for many different programs and organizations with her unique and genuine selflessness.
Beverly was a hardworking and devoted member of the Wellsville and Stannards United Methodist Church where she served in many supportive capacities and presented sermons occasionally as a lay speaker. Beverly served as the secretary for the Stannards Cemetery for over 30 years. Another program dear to her heart was her volunteer work for the Allegany County Office of the Aging. She was passionate in helping the senior citizens of her community.
Beverly enjoyed many special friendships, and shared her joyfulness, humor, wisdom and love. She deeply cherished the strong bonds within a sisterhood of her "Tea Party Ladies," consisting of Diane Chandler, Linda Fanton, Christina Wightman, Mary Embser and the late Sandy Dillie.
Beverly is survived by her husband Gordon; daughter, Denise (Mark) Wilmot of Horseheads; two sons, Garth Grantier of Alfred; and Scott (Erica) Grantier of Belmont. Beverly was the proud, loving grandmother of Marie Sherwood, Naomi (Eric) Johnston, Vanessa Sherwood, Owen Sherwood, Payton Grantier, Derick Grantier and Elizabeth Grantier. Of all Beverly's achievements in her life, her family was her crowning achievement. Beverly is also survived by her dear cousins, Lynne Taylor of Richmond Heights, Ohio and Phillip (Nancy) McKenna of Palmetto, Fla.
A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2014 in Wellsville on a date to be announced by the family.
Based on Beverly's dedication to helping our community's senior citizens and her dedication to the United Methodist Church, the family would respectfully request that donations in memoriam be given to the Allegany County Senior Foundation in care of Office For The Aging or the United Methodist Church of Wellsville.
The family of Beverly Grantier extends the greatest appreciation to all for the tremendous support, thoughts and prayers from our great community.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Dec. 11, 2013