Georgia C. Chesley, age 64, of 8073 Route 89, passed away at the Cayuga Medical Center on Wednesday, August 20, 2008.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm Saturday, August 23, 2008 at Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Trumansburg. A funeral service will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday, August 24, 2008 at the funeral home, with Rev. Derek VandeSlunt of the Interlaken Reformed Church officiating. Following the service a reception will be held at the American Legion Post #770, Trumansburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Georgia’s name may be directed to the South Seneca Ambulance Corps, PO Box 280, Ovid, NY 14521, American Cancer Society, 13 Beach St, Johnson City, NY 13790 or American Diabetes Foundation, 6390 Fly Road 2nd Floor, East Syracuse, NY 13057.
Georgia was born on January 28, 1944 in Jacksonville, NY, a daughter of the late Harold and Josephine (Simmons) Beardsley. She was a graduate of Trumansburg High School. She was married to Richard “Buster” Chesley on August 25, 1962. She had worked at the Tompkins County Hospital and at Community Bank in Interlaken and Ovid.
Georgia would like to be remembered as having committed her love, time and devotion to her family, by taking care of her children and grandchildren, baking, canning, gardening and knitting.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Richard “Buster”; children, Douglas (Debbie Murray) Chesley of Waterloo, Kimberly (Lewis Dawson) Chesley of Ft.Myers, FL, and Melissa (Chris) Laverack of Interlaken; her grandchildren, Carrie, Kelly, and Jackie Porter, Ethan and Logan Laverack; siblings, Alice Hendrix, Earl Beardsley, and Glenn (Jennifer) Beardsley and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Georgia was preceded in death by her siblings, Helen Wilkins, Dorothea Sowards, Marie Pardon, Harold Beardsley Jr, and Beverly Hastings.