MAYVILLE - Barbara M. Biekert, 90, formerly of Morris St., Mayville and the Mayville Senior Apartments, died Wednesday (Feb. 13, 2013) at Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing.
She was born April 20, 1922, in Mayville, the daughter of the late H. Donald and Mary Persons Shearer.
Barb had been the billing clerk in the general office for Kling's Furniture in Mayville. She was a member of the Mayville United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star's and the Mayville American Legion Auxiliary.
Barbara M. Biekert
Barb enjoyed embroidering, sewing, cooking and baking, and she loved her family very much.
She is survived by her son, Gary (Bonnie) Biekert of Mayville; three grandchildren, Benjamin Lawson of Mayville, Margie Nelsen of Randolph and Paul Biekert of Baltimore, Md.; and three great-grandchildren, Devyn Nelsen, Dyetrich Silsby and Grayson Biekert.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin L. Biekert whom she married July 6, 1949, in the Mayville United Methodist Church and who died Aug. 30, 2010; a daughter, Debora Biekert; a sister, Caroline Ellsworth; and a brother, Gordon Shearer.
The funeral was at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 in the Freay Funeral Home, Mayville. Rev. Mark Parsons of the Mayville United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in the Mayville Cemetery. The family received friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15 in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Mayville United Methodist Church, 81 S. Erie St., Mayville, N.Y. 14757 or Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, N.Y. 14750.