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Thursday, February 10, 2011

John J. Webster of 445 Babytown Road, Limestone, NY

LIMESTONE, NY- John J. Webster of 445 Babytown Road passed away Monday (Feb. 7, 2011) at Olean General Hospital after a long illness.

Born Dec. 8, 1923, in Eldred, Pa., he was a son of the late Rev. William and Maude Smith Webster. On Oct. 26, 1946, in Port Allegany, Pa., he married the former Ila M. Clark, who survives.

A resident of Limestone for the past 60 years, Mr. Webster was a veteran of World War, II, serving with the U.S. Navy on a repair ship in the South Pacific Theater.

He was employed at the Kendall Refinery in Bradford, Pa., for 41 years until his retirement.
John was a member of the Knapp Creek Methodist Church and during winter months was a member of Grace Lower Stone Church in Rockwell, N.C. A 32nd degree Mason, he was a member of Olean Lodge 242 F&AM and the VFW of Bradford. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and was a champion horseshoe player. He was a jack-of-all-trades and reached out to help many people.

Surviving besides his wife are three daughters, Sharyn Emmett of Amherst, Rhonda (Mike) MacWilliams of Limestone and Debby Swift of Franklinville; five grandchildren, Scott MacWilliams of Limestone, Kara Fortuna of Allegany, Kristopher Emmett of Lake Anna, Va., Tawnya Martino of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Stanley Swift of Littleton, Colo.; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by five sisters, infant Ruth Webster, Zelma Timlin, Phyllis Wagner, Vera Fitzsimmons and Helen Seymour; and four brothers, Willis Webster, Asher Webster,, Francis Webster and Harold Webster.

Memorial visitation was held at the Guenther Funeral Home Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean, on Wednesday (Feb. 9, 2011) from 2 to 4 p.m., at which time a memorial service was held. The Rev. Jerry Piper, pastor of the Knapp Creek Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Card Creek Cemetery, Roulette, Pa.

Memorials may be made to the Knapp Creek United Methodist Church, 131 N. Ninth St., Olean, NY 14760.

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