Beverly J. Barnes


Beverly J. Barnes passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at The Le Roy Village Green. Beverly was born Jan. 19, 1931, in Batavia, the daughter of the late William and Martha Menzie Myers.

She is predeceased by her husbands, Alexander MacPherson and Rolland Barnes; a sister, Jean Brown; and grandson, Bryan K. Woodruff.

Beverly was a 1948 graduate of Batavia High School, a graduate of Becker Junior College in Worcester, Mass., and later in life earning a bachelor’s degree in Finance from RIT. She worked at GTE Sylvania from 1954–1981, first as a secretary and then as a financial analyst. Upon retiring to Florida, she continued to work as an Office Manager until the age of 85. She was an avid golfer and a Buffalo Bills Fan and season ticket holder dating back to the War Memorial Stadium until retiring to Florida in 1983.

Surviving are her son, William (Denise) MacPherson; daughter, Susan (Thomas) Woodruff; her grandchildren, Gail Tenney, Katie MacPherson (RJ Lathan). Mikhail MacPherson, William (Cheryl) MacPherson; and great-grandchildren, Marguerite and George Woodruff, Ayden, Eliana, Keeley, Michaela and Kenna MacPherson, Madalynn and Isabella Condidorio and Bryce, Luke and Jax Lathan; and many nieces and nephews.

Due to Covid there will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union St. in Batavia, or The Le Roy Sports Booster Club, c/o Le Roy High School, South St. Le Roy, NY 14482 For more information, please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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