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Arlene L. Jerla, age 85, of Wilson, died on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in the Odd Fellow & Rebekah Health Facility in Lockport after a brief illness. Arlene was born on July 10, 1932 in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of the late Glynn and Emma (Buck) Wilson.
Her mother, Emma, died when she was six years old and she was raised by her stepmother, the late Mildred (Julius) Wilson. Arlene was a 1950 graduate of Youngstown High School and received an Associate's Degree from Cherry Valley School of Business. She was employed as a Billing Clerk by Mt. St. Mary's Hospital for 22 years. On November 28, 1953 she married Henry C. Jerla and they have resided in Wilson since 1961. Arlene enjoyed reading, crocheting, and using her computer. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Henry; a son, Glynn (Patricia) Jerla of Lockport; a daughter, Karen (Duane) Runge of Wilson; her grandchildren, Brandon (Devon) Jerla, Eric and Andrew Runge; three great-grandsons; a brother, Harold 'Sonny' (Marlene) Westcott; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, Joshua Jerla; a sister, Lois Gombert; and a stepsister, Ruth Wilson.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 11:00 AM in the HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Rd., Ransomville. There will be no prior visitation. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wilson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094; or to Cantalician Foundation, Inc., c/o The Cantalician Center, 2049 George Urban Blvd., Depew, NY 14043.
Please visit hardisonfuneralhomes.com to leave online condolences.
Published on October 1, 2017
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