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Beverly Jane Russell

January 13, 1935 - January 22, 2020


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

January 22, 2020



Birth Date:

January 13, 1935

Birth Place:

East Smithfield, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Monday, January 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Monday, January 27, 2020 from 11 to 1 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


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Beverly Jane Russell

Beverly J. Russell, 85, of Waverly passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. 

She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Anna Searfoss; her loving husband, Montague “Monte” Russell; brothers, Paul, Harold and Joseph; and sisters, Ruth Searfoss and Lois Wood.

Beverly is survived by her children, Cheryl (Eric Brewer) Bolton of Waverly, Debbie (Jim Closkey) Boehm of Savona, NY and Craig Russell of Waverly; son-in-law, Leonard Bolton III of Elmira; siblings, Joanne (Jerry) Jones of Painted Post, Florence Vernon of Waverly, Helen Rimbey of Sayre, Robert (Gail) Searfoss of Beaver Dams, Ronald Searfoss of Waverly, David (Sandy) Searfoss of PA and Janie Searfoss of PA; grandchildren, Devin (Nicole) Bolton-Robles of Liverpool, NY, Deidre (Logan) Pozzi of Elmira and Robyn (Luke) Bartal of WI; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Beverly graduated from East Smithfield High School and went on to serve in the Air Force as an early pioneer of the Air Control and Warning Systems Operator from 1954-1957.  She worked at Paxar in Sayre for 46 years as a commercial artist.  She thoroughly enjoyed traveling, visiting every continent but two.  She loved to read, go on cruises, watch races with Monte and taking family camping trips.  Beverly was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who was very involved in her family’s lives.  She was a member of the Waverly American Legion and volunteered for many years at the Mellow-Dears All Girls Drum & Bugle Corps.

A time of calling will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 11 to 1 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY with Rev. Helen Learn officiating and where full military honors will be accorded.  Memorial donations may be made in Beverly’s name to the American Cancer Society.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Beverly’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Keith Anderson
So sorry for you loss.  She touched so many of our lives.  She will be fondly remembered.  Love you guys.

From: George Troseth
RIP Bev, you were a lady of class,and I appreciated the respect that you showed me, and that goes with how much you were loved and revered by your family. May you be with the LORD for eternity     George.

From: Rosie Myers
Thinking of you all. Will always remember your mom, and her big smile. Hugs and Prayers to get thru the days ahead.

From: Candy Johnston Maher
So sorry to  hear about your mom, Let me know if you need anything Candy

From: Deb & Ray Covey
With Sympathy,
 Words can’t mend your heartache, but those who care for you share your grief and wish you comfort and peace of mind. You and your family are in our prayers. 
“The memory of a loved one is never lost, it carries on through the lives they have touched.”

From: VFW Post 1536, Sayre
Please accept our deepest sympathy.

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