Anna Margaret (Harper) Morley
Anna Margaret (Harper) Morley, 90, of Sinclairville, N.Y., passed away peacefully Nov. 23, 2020, at Heritage Park following a short illness. Her family was by her side during her final days.
She was born March 28, 1930, in Charlotte Center N.Y., the daughter of Fred and Lois (Penhollow) Harper.
She was a lifelong resident of Chautauqua County graduating from Cassadaga Valley Central School in 1947.
She began working at the Chautauqua County Home shortly after graduation, starting in the dining room, working as an aide to patients and in the office. She was an avid volunteer and employee of the Sinclairville Free Library working at three different locations holding positions on the board’s ways and means committee and being a part of the planning committee for the current location on Main St.
She was a lifelong member of Charlotte Center United Methodist Church, former member of the Order of the Eastern Stars, former member of Charlotte Center Cemetery Committee. She settled with her husband and children on the family farm in the early 1970s where she assisted with the day-to-day operations of the family dairy farm along with the annual gathering and processing of maple syrup.
She loved flower gardening with a special passion for her roses. Sunday dinner with the family always included homemade pies and other baked goods. She was always baking and donating pies to the Sinclairville Volunteer Fire Department for their chicken barbecues and enjoyed helping with the annual Sinclairville History Day pie contest. As a book lover she had an extensive collection with a fondness for cookbooks.
Surviving are a son, David F. (Linda) Morley, Cassadaga; two daughters, Susan A. Hover, Bemus Point and Judith Lynn (Michael) Porpiglia, Sinclairville; three grandchildren: Ryan D (Loralee Hoelzle) Morley, Dunkirk; Adam S Hover, Bemus Point, Sarah A (Tyler) Lucius, Augusta GA; a great-grandson Flynn L. Morley, Dunkirk; a sister, Marjorie Scott, Sinclairville. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Donald F. Morley who she married on October 22, 1949 and a brother, Henry Harper Sr.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday. Burial in Charlotte Center Cemetery.
Due to COVID restrictions, masks and social distancing will be required. A celebration of life will take place at a later date when it is safer to gather.
The family suggests donations in Anna’s memory be made to Sinclairville Free Library, American Cancer Society, Hospice of Chautauqua County or Charlotte Center United Methodist Church.