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Beverly Jean Blakeslee

April 7, 1943 — July 29, 2023



Beverly Jean Blakeslee “Loving Wife, Mother & Grandmother”


Beverly Jean Blakeslee, died on July 29, 2023, after a long battle with cancer.


Beverly graduated from Olean High School in 1961. She married Leonard Blakeslee on June 26, 1977. For 28 Years she worked at KMart in retail. She later worked at Dollar General, Portville Central School, and Rite Aid where she finally retired in February 2023.


She will always be remembered by her Special Kmart friends whom she formed a Lifelong friendship with. Karen Delong, Elena Batesky, Wendy Moore, Bev Geyer, Wanda Faulkner and many many more. At Portville Central School she was loved by many teachers and students and greeted every customer at Dollar General and Rite Aid as she was known by many people. She loved to joke, laugh and talk to everyone she met. She was a strong, hardworking and fun loving person. A very young 80 year old who had a lot of life to live but cancer got the best of her after a long fight.


Besides her husband Leonard, she is survived by her daughters Kelly (Sean) Crandall, Kim (Chris) McCullin and Traci (CJ Hirliman. Step children Valerie Berry and Leonard (Kathy) Blakeslee Jr. Granchildren Joshua Foster, Noah Bartholomew, Camron Kostadinov, Nicholas Crandall, Dominick Hirliman and Mason Hirliman and Great Granchildren Daniel, Elizabeth, Peyton and Elijah. Also her sisters Donna (Charles) Miller and Paula Vance as well as many nieces and a nephew


She was predeceased by her parents Earl Vance, Cecelia Wisel, Step daughter Brenda Blakeslee, Sister Connie Pakis, and Grandson Brandon Hill.


As per the family’s wishes there will be no visitations or funeral. There will be a celebration of life at the St. Stephens Club on Sept. 16, 2023 @ 4 P.M. Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. Online condolences may be made at

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

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