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By Lacey Gardner

Linda L. Prior, 79, Allentown


Allentown, NY – Linda L. Prior, 79, of State Route 417, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at home. She was born on February 12, 1944, in Olean, the daughter of the late Elmer Francis and Evelyn Jane (Payne) Gerringer.

Linda was raised in Allegany and was a 1962 graduate of Allegany High School. She was a homemaker who was formerly employed as a housekeeper by St. Francis Hospital of Olean. She was held in dearest regard by the Allentown Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed crafts and quilting.

She is survived by three children, Kevin (Shawn) Rex of Phoenix, AZ, Michelle (Todd) Taylor of Hinsdale, and Leisa (Tom) Foley of Olean; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Eugene Gerringer of Chenango Forks, NY and Jayne Meyers of Olean; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Bob Prior, and a sister, Jacqueline Ramsey.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, January 5, 2024, from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville, 34 West State Street. A Time of Sharing will follow at 2:00 pm in the funeral home. Please consider memorial donations to the Allentown Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 82, Allentown, NY 14707.

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