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Wendy L. LAAHS

November 12, 1956 — November 28, 2023

Franklinville, NY


Wendy L. LAAHS, 67, of Franklinville, NY, died Tuesday, November 28, 2023 in Olean General Hospital.  


Born November 12, 1956, in Buffalo, she was the daughter of Cecil Francis and Nancy Ann Oredson Allen.  On March 16, 1993, in Lake Tahoe, NV, she married Rick L. Laahs, who survives.  A graduate of Peterson High School in Sunnyvale, CA, she was employed as direct support for disabled people by WNY DDSO, housekeeper by Holiday Valley in Ellicottville and The Woods at Bear Creek in Franklinville, and as a certified nursing assistant by Fiddler’s Green Manor in Springville.  In her own words, her most important job was being a mother to her children.  


Surviving besides her husband, Rick, are: six children, Cody James Laahs, Amanda Mae Laahs, Ricki Marie Laahs, Jeremy Henry Jercha, Jaime Nicole Jercha, and Justin Paul Jercha; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Walter Ethan Allen of Williamstown, PA and Wayne Cecil Allen of Sunnyvale, CA.  She was predeceased by a brother, Wade Cecil Allen.  


Services will be private.  Cremation was at OLNEY-FOUST Private Crematory.  


Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Center at  


Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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