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Barbara E. Boekell, 95, Wellsville


Barbara E. BOEKELL, 95, of Wellsville, NY, died Friday, December 2, 2022 in Highland Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Wellsville.  Born January 22, 1927, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of John and Ruth Hann Baldwin. 

A graduate of Wellsville High School, she was employed by Reuning’s Bakery and Wellsville Auto Parts.  Barbara was a member of Wellsville Country Club and JMH Twig.  She was an avid golfer with her husbands and loved to watch it on TV.  Barbara enjoyed crocheting, especially for the newborns at Jones Memorial Hospital.  She was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.  

Surviving are:  a daughter, Bonita (David) Sweet of Penfield, NY;  a daughter-in-law, Deirdre “Dee” Roeske of Wellsville;  grandchildren and great-grandchildren;  nieces, nephews and cousins;  and a special friend, Linda Trask of Wellsville.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Eli Roeske;  her second husband, Franklin C. Boekell;  a son, Randy E. “Rocket” Roeske;  an eight-year-old brother;  and a sister, Elizabeth E. Johnson. 

Private burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.  Arrangements are under the direction of OLNEY-FOUST Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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