O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Eleanor J. Beers

Devoted Wife, Mother, and Christian

Eleanor Jane Beers, 97 of Salamanca, NY passed away Friday morning, July 16 2021 at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY.

Born June 29, 1924 in Williamsport, PA, she was the daughter of the late Murl C. and Theda M. Schnee Scouten. She met her husband, George F. Beers, in Mansfield, PA where they were next door neighbors. She was working locally and he was attending Mansfield College preparing to be a teacher. They married and together raised five daughters. He predeceased her on February 20, 2003.

After graduating from Troy High School, she went on to business school and became an executive secretary to the president of an airstrip company during WWII. After marriage, she became a stay-at-home mother, caring for her family and home. When the girls got older, she worked at the Market Basket and Parkview Supermarket, where she served as Deli Manager and later worked in the Front Office.

A devout Christian, she read the Bible daily and was an active member of her church for many decades, as well as a true disciple of God. She deeply cherished her friendships with her church family and her friends in the neighborhood. In her younger years, she became an accomplished painter of landscapes and enjoyed line dancing, which she continued into her eighties. She loved shopping and meals at the Olive Garden, and always took great pride in her family. At 97 years of age she still lived a productive life independently in her own home.

Surviving are: five daughters, Connie (James) Heil, Titusville, FL, Carol Beers, Salamanca, NY, Dianna (Thomas) Appell, Coto de Caza, CA, Patricia (Moses) Howden, Olean, NY, Sherry (Michael) Robison, Salamanca, NY; two grandchildren, Justin (Amy) Robison, Shelly Waugh; several great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her brother, Charles A. Scouten.

Friends may call at the Riverside Chapel, 134 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held with Pastor Buck Hall officiating.

Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca, NY.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Riverside Chapel, 134 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY 14779.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.