IRVING: Olive R. Small, 85, of Rt. 5&20 Irving, died Saturday, February 11th, 2017, at Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, following a short illness. She was born in Irving, on May 11, 1931, the daughter of the late William and Marjorie (Billings) McClenathan.
Mrs. Small worked as a waitress for several area restaurants. She was a former member of Silver Lodge Chapter #288 Order of Eastern Star, Silver Creek, was a former Girl Scout Leader, and Delivered Meals on Wheels. Mrs. Small loved playing Pinochle, having games on Saturday nights, was an avid snowmobiler, enjoyed bowling, doing ceramics, stained glass, knitting, crocheting and traveling. She traveled both on motorcycle and in the motor home, taking her grandchildren many times. Mrs. Small also traveled to Ireland. She raised several seeing-eye dogs and was an avid dog lover all her life. “Max” and “Noble” were her last 2 very special boys.
Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Willis P. Small of Irving, whom she married on October 16, 1948, in Irving. three daughters, Paulette Barreca, of Sheridan; Patricia, (Bob Wilcox) Small, of Titusville, FL; and Kathleen Small, of Bradford, MA, 2 grandchildren Nicole Barreca and Jason (Jamie) Barreca and 2 great grandchildren Jacob & Sophia. Also surviving are several nieces & nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by 4 brothers Irving, Donald, Maynard & Harold McClenathan and by 5 sisters Edith Skrzypek, Anna Mae Leitten, Alice Taylor, Marjorie Jane McClenathan and Naomi Boguhn.
Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday morning from 11am-12pm, from where A Memorial Service will follow at 12 PM, with Rev. Yvonne Fancher officiating.
The family suggests memorials may be made to Sunset Bay Fire Dept., 12798 Allegany Road, Sunset Bay Irving, NY 14081. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.