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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Helen Mosher, 76, Wellsville, NY

Helen Mosher
Helen Mosher, 76, Wellsville, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday (Jan. 22, 2015) at Jones Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Mosher was born on March 8, 1938 in Rochester to Hugh E. and Anna (Smith) Reynolds. She was a 1954 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Rochester. On September 15, 1956 Helen married the love of her life, Eldon Mosher, who survives her.

Helen was a skilled secretary and also worked at Alfred University in food services. The largest part of her career was served as a bus driver. She began driving bus with the Golden Arrow Bus Line in Rochester and then spent 27 years driving for Andover Central School, retiring in 1998.

Along with her husband of 58 years, Helen is survived by three daughters, Jacqueline Gavin (James Silvis) of Bradford, Pa., Betty Anne Lown (Douglas) of Canaseraga, and Kathleen (Floyd) Reynolds of Andover; a son-in-law Mike Gavin; four grandchildren, Ryan Lown (Danielle Morsch), Amber Lynn Reynolds (Rick Childs), Lacey Deiter (Travis), and Seth Reynolds; one grandson-in-law, Jeremiah J. Williard; two great grandchildren Kennedy Willard and Noah Willard; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Tiffany Marie Willard, and siblings Lawrence Reynolds, Alice Reynolds, Harvey Reynolds, Joey Reynolds, Theresa Reynolds, and Betty Anne Reynolds.

Helen enjoyed vacationing with Eldon in South Carolina where they had great fun every day at the senior center. She enjoyed crocheting and loved hummingbirds. She made an effort to develop relationships with the children on her bus routes and enjoyed their “Hi, Mrs. Mosher!” greetings as she went about town. Her “one weakness” was Bubble Yum. Helen was very social during her years in the nursing home where she enjoyed card games, Bingo, and serving her friends by participating on the Resident Committee. Helen dearly loved her family and was a devoted mother and grandmother; and she leaves a legacy of more than 58 happy years as a loving wife.

Helen spent eight years at Highland Healthcare in Wellsville where she made many friends. It is with great appreciation that we, the family of Helen Mosher, say thank you to the many caregivers who spent countless hours providing great care for Helen.

Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Helen’s name may be made to Blessed Sacrament Church, P.O. Box 761, Andover, NY 14806 or Allegany County Cancer Services, Attn: Lori Ballengee, 100 South Highland Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895.

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