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SILVER CREEK:  Elizabeth “Betsy” M. Teachman, 67, of Hanover Road, Silver Creek, died Saturday, April 14th, at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, following a brief illness.  She was born in Dunkirk on September 3, 1944, the daughter of the late David Joseph and Irene (Addington) Knight.

She attended Dunkirk School #5 and started work in 1975 as a Developmental Aide & LPN for the former JN Adam Hospital, Perrysburg and WNYDDSO in Fredonia, for 27 years, retiring in March 2003.  Mrs. Teachman was also an EMT, attended St. Joseph RC Church, Fredonia, was a member of Dunkirk Moose Lodge #89 and Samuel Cimino VFW Post #6472, Silver Creek.  She also volunteered for many local organizations and loved traveling, bingo, crocheting & pets.

Survivors include her husband Charles H. Teachman, of Silver Creek, whom she married on June 29, 1985, in Silver Creek, two daughters, Mari (Keith) Frederickson, of Silver Creek, Darlene Espersen, of Dunkirk, two sons Robert (Roberta) Deet, Jr., of San Jose, Illinois, Raymond (Hazel) Deet, of Silver Creek, two step daughters, Teri (Michael) Weinheimer, of Sheridan, Pat (Ted) Duffield, of Temple, Texas, a step son, Andy Teachman, of Kentucky and a brother, David (Linda) Knight, of Dunkirk.  Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren & several nieces & nephews.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Charles J. Zadora, pastor of St. Joseph RC Church, Fredonia, officiating.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Lakeshore Humane Society, PO Box 12, Fredonia, NY 14063.  To post condolences go to


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