Rural Home Cemetery, Town of Big Flats,
Chemung County NY
SAID Keith Edmund Sr.
A loved husband and father
Age 81, of Big Flats, New York, died in the home he built, Monday evening surrounded by the unequaled love and care of his devoted wife and friend of 34 years, Barbara. Keith is the son of the late William Howard Sr. and Grace Isabel Kelse Said. He was born in Corning, New York, November 26, 1925. Keith was a dedicated United States NAVY veteran of World War II. During his stint in the service he was trained as a pilot which became a great passion for him. On his return from the service his love of flying continued. He eventually was able to afford his own plane and also became very involved in gliders and Harris Hill. Keith was at home in any role at Harris Hill, from flying the tow planes, providing training to prospective pilots, to just giving his daughter Keitha a thrill on a thermal cline. It was a passion that did not quit. Keith was also very proud of his accomplishment at Corning Inc. Employed by Corning as a Mechanical Engineer he was devoted and innovative in every task they gave him. In his younger years traveling the world for Corning Inc. was part of his job he loved. It gave him a new respect for the life we all live as Americans. He was very proud to work for Corning Inc., knowing they gave him great respect for his ideas, many of which are still used in today's products. He loved the good times and great friends he made at the VFW #524 of Corning, NY and the Big Flats American Legion Post #1612 where he was a member and past commander. Keith is survived by his loving and caring wife, Barbara Kitchen Said of Big Flats, NY; sons, Keith Said and Robert Chan of Manhattan, NY, and San Francisco, CA; daughters and sons-in-law, Karyn and Seth Sochacki of Union Beach, NJ, Keitha and Robert Olthof of Pine City, NY; grandchildren, John Keith, Cristofer Sochacki, and Lucianne Olthof; brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard and Joyce Said of Corning, NY, Donald and Cynthia Said of Florida; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Keith is predeceased by his grandson, Robert Keith Olthof; brother, Robert Said; parents, William Howard and Grace Isabel Said. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Friday, October 26, 2007, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 1:00 p.m. The Reverend John McConnell will officiate. Graveside committal prayers will follow in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY, with Full Military Honors accorded to honor his sacrifice. Please make memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/25/2007.
SAUNDERS Francis William
BRADFORD, PA | Francis William Saunders, Life Member, 1st. Assist. Chief, Big Flats Fire Dept., age 64 of Bradford, PA and formerly of Seneca Dr., Big Flats, NY, died after a brief illness Sunday, Mar. 24, 2002 at home within the surrounds of his family. Fran was born Apr. 27, 1937 in Kirkland, NY, the son to the late William H. and Gertrude (Coyne) Saunders.Surviving are his wife of over 44 years, Janet (Dimmick) Saunders also in Bradford, PA; son, Stephen “Skip” (Sally) Saunders of Seagrove, NC; daughter, Sharyl (Rodney) Marshall of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren, Stephen Jr. (Kristy) Saunders, Stephanie Saunders all of NC, Douglas Page of Elmira, NY, Jeffery Erickson of NC, Gregory and Jennifer Erickson, both of Elmira Heights, NY; great grandsons, Tyler and Alex Saunders; numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; sister, Patricia (Roger) Ferguson of Utica, NY; brother, John (Nancy) Saunders of Stittville, NY; sister-in-law, Deanne (Jim) Wilkinson of Norwich, NY and numerous nieces, nephews and several close friends including Jean and Dave Winner and Fuzz Frost. Also predeceasing Fran was his daughter-in-law, Breesport firefighter, Patricia Hess Saunders. A very active firefighter, Fran’s volunteer career began in the Clark Mills Fire Dept. and continued in Big Flats in 1961. While in Big Flats, he was a life member and held several chairs there including Lieutenant, Captain, and 1st Assist. Fire Chief. He was also the recipient of the Firefighter of the Year award in 1987. He was employed as a Supervisor of Production with various Corrugated Container companies including Corning Packaging and Georgia Pacific in Bradford, PA. Fran’s hobbies included hunting, the general love of the outdoors and various woodworking projects. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Wed., March 27, 2002 from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. His funeral service will take place there at the funeral home on Thurs., Mar. 28, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Vincent Cooper officiating. Interment will follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials to the Big Flats Fire Dept., PO Box 28, Big Flats, NY 14814.
RICHARD L. SAUNDERS, age 49 of 606 Westlake St., Horseheads, unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 17, 1985. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Services will be held there on Sunday at 2 pm. The Rev. R. Richard Vogel will officiate. Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Audrey (Hollenbeck) Savey, daughters, Miss Sue-Ann Savey at home, Miss Kathleen Savey of Horseheads and Mrs. Deborah Pelot of Alabama; son, Richard W. (Billy) Savey at home; 2 grandsons; father and stepmother, Homer and Eldora Savey of Millport; mother and stepfather, Alice and William Harris of Wayne, NY; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura Smales of Lynn, PA; brothers and sister-in-law, Clarence (Steve), Homer (Bud), both of Big Flats, Raymond and Rhonda of Waverly; several nieces and nephews. Dick was an employee of Bermans Motor Express; he was a member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church and a Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/19/1985
RICHARD L. SAUNDERS JR., 7 year-old son of M/Sgt. And Mrs. Richard L. Saunders Sr. of 744-D Linwood Ave., Mitchel Gardens, Mitchell Air Force Base, Hempstead, L. I., formerly of Horseheads, Thursday, April 28, 1955. Survived by parents; sisters, Karen Marie and Katherine Ann Saunders; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Anson Saunders of Horseheads; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Miers of Wellsburg; great-grandfather, Charles o. Miers of Easton, Pa. The body will be removed late tonight to the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads, where friends may call. Funeral there Sunday at 3 p.m., the Rev. Waldo H. Kihlstrom. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/1955
CLARENCE W. SAVEY, 80, Elmira RD 1. Monday morning, June 26, 1944 after and extended illness. Survived by wife, Eva; daughter, Mrs. Elsie Larabee of Horseheads; sons, George of Elmira, Stephen and Homer of Big Flats. Body will be removed from the Hilton Funeral Home to the home of the son, Homer Savey, Tuesday morning. Services there Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. Rev. Mr. Sagar. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/26/1944
FRANK W. SAVEY of Valois died Monday, Jan. 14, 1938. He leaves his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Abbie Jane Wereley; two sons, Paul Jones Savey and Richard Lee Savey, all of Elmira; three stepsons, Robert, Louis and Raymond Smith, all of Valois; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Johnson of Elmira. The body is in the C. N. Cole funeral home, Watkins Glen, and Wednesday afternoon will be removed to the home of the sister, Mrs. Johnson, 1055 Lincoln St., Elmira, where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Big Flats Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/25/1938
HOMER M. SAVEY age 88 of Catherine Mobile Park, Millport, NY, Monday, September 30, 1991 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eldora Savey; sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence “Steve” and Jean Savey of Horseheads, Homer “Bud” and Linda Savey of Big Flats, Raymond Savey of Waverly and Audrey Savey of Horseheads; step-daughter, Margaret Jones of Mansfield, PA; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Elsie Torpy of Horseheads; nieces, Dorothy Devendorf of Horseheads, Betty VanGorder of Murfreesboro, TN and dear and longtime friend, Marge Williams of Elmira. He was predeceased on April 17, 1985 by son, Richard Savey. Homer was born August 31, 1903 in Caton, NY the son of Clarence and Eva (Rorick) Savey. He retired from ER Wolcott of Big Flats with 43 years of service and was a longtime member of the International Union of Operating Engineers of Rochester. During WWII he served as a guard at the Corning Glass Works. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 pm. His funeral; Service will be held there on Thursday at 11 am, the Rev. Jeffrey S. Bell will officiate. A Committal Service will follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/1/1991
SAVEY - MARGARET C. JONES
Margaret C. Jones, 70, of Mansfield RR 2, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996, at home. Born Sept. 19, 1926, in Big Flats, N.Y., she was the daughter of Steven and Eldora Bailey Savey. Preceding her in death was her husband, John P. Jones. Surviving are a daughter, Gloria E. McKay of Mansfield; a grandson and wife, Brian C. and Sarah McKay; step-grandson, Colton; several aunts, nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Monday, Dec. 16, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there immediately following the calling hours with the Rev. Dr. James Bellamy officiating. Burial was made in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, N.Y. Donations may be made to Gloria McKay, Box 80, Mansfield, Pa. 16933, to help with funeral expenses.
RICHARD L. SAVEY age 49 of 606 Westlake St., Horseheads, unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 17, 1985. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held there on Sunday at 2 pm. The Rev. R. Richard Vogel will officiate. Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Audrey (Hollenbeck) Savey, daughters, Miss Sue-Ann Savey at home, Miss Kathleen Savey of Horseheads and Mrs. Deborah Pelet of Alabama; son, Richard W. (Billy) Savey at home; 2 grandsons; father and stepmother, Homer and Eldora Savey of Millport; mother and stepfather, Alice and William Harris of Wayne, NY; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura Smales of Lynn, PA; brothers and sister-in-law, Clarence (Steve), Homer (Bob) both of Big Flats, Raymond and Rhonda of Waverly, several nieces and nephews. Dick was an employee of Bermans Motor Express; he was a member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church and A Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/19/1985
STEPHEN SAVEY, 58, of Old Corning Rd., Elmira RD 1, Sunday, June 22, 1958. He was a Chemung County Highway Department employee. Survived by wife, Mrs. Eldora I. Savey, daughter, Mrs. John Jones of Tioga, Pa.; one granddaughter; sister, Mrs. Elsie Torpy of Horseheads RD 3; brothers, Homer Savey of Big Flats, George of Elmira. Body at VanBuskirk Lynch Funeral home, Horseheads. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Augustus N. Peckham. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/23/1958
ARCHIE SAWDEY, 59, of Banks Rd., Town of Catlin, Horseheads RD 1, Sunday, Aug. 10, 1958. He was an assistant foreman at Sperry Rand Corp. Survived by wife, Mrs. Lena Ziegler Sawdey; daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Kent and Mrs. Harriett Bowdy, both of Catlin, Mrs. Caroline Kinley of Elmira and Mrs. Carol Doane of Montour Falls; sister, Mrs. Nettie Gillis of Elmira RD; 13 grandchildren. Body at Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. Funeral announcement later. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/11/1958 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats)
SAWDEY - AUSTIN, Harriett L.
Age 84 and longtime resident of Murphy Hill Rd., Horseheads, died in the comfort of her home on Thurs., July 17, 2008. She was born Sept. 20, 1923, daughter to the late Archie and Lena (Ziegler) Sawdey. She was predeceased by her husbands, Louis Bowdy and Leslie "Buss" Austin. In addition, she was also predeceased by her sisters, Phyllis "Betty" Kent and Caroline Kinley. Her surviving family includes her daughter, Linda (Ron Bridgeman) Fuller of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews and their families, including Shirley (Ray) Sullivan, Joyce (Jeff) Easton and Clara Davis; and sister, Carol Doane. Harriett was employed at the Remington Rand until they closed and then went to work for Corning Inc., until she retired. She loved her home in the country, including the deer, her hummingbirds, blue birds and even an occasional bear strolling through her yard. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, July 20, 2008, from 4 - 7:00 p.m. Her Service will take place at the funeral home on Monday at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats where she will be laid to rest beside her late husband, Leslie Austin. Special thanks to the staff of Southern Tier Hospice for the wonderful care given to mom - especially from Christine Eckert, Mary Ann Donnelly, Lori Mosteller and Mindy Brown. Their kindness will never be forgotten.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/19/2008
FLOYD SAWYER DIED AT ITHACA, N.Y., AUG 21
Floyd E. Sawyer, 68, former resident of Sandpoint, died at Ithaca, N.Y., on Monday, Aug 21, 1961 at a hospital following a heart attack. He was a resident of Sandpoint from 1913 to 1951 when he moved to Ithaca. Mr. Sawyer saw service in World War I with the Sandpoint National Guard unit of field artillery which was activated and shipped to France. For many years he was a Sandpoint post office employee. Funeral services with military rites were held Thursday, Aug 24, at Big Flats, N.Y. and burial followed in the Big Flats cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer had recently built a new home in Ithaca and had spent their winters in Florida. Surviving are his widow, Edith; one son, Van, Sandpoint; two half brothers, Carl and Arthur Tifft, Sandpoint; a sister Florence Wilcox of Lodi, N.Y. and four grandchildren. Sandpoint News Bulletin - August 25th, 1961 - Submitted by Becky S. Sawyer-Rasmussen Sandpoint, Idaho
SAWYER Robert D. "Bob"
Surrounded by his loving family, Bob died at Elcor Health Services on Thursday evening, June 21, 2007, at the age of 68. He was born August 31, 1938, the son of the late Harry and Lenna Congdon Sawyer. Bob was the owner and operator Sawyer's Equipment in Big Flats, NY and was the former Highway Superintendent in the Town of Big Flats. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Helen Ann Lewis Sawyer; daughter, Stacie (Patrick) Belosky; grandchildren, Emily and Hannah Belosky, all of Elmira, NY; brother, Eugene (Jeanie) Sawyer of Mifflinburg, PA; sister-in-law, Nancy (Richard) Westervelt of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, Dennis (Nancy) Lewis of Newark, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., Horseheads, NY 607-739-2035, on Sunday, June 24, 2007, from 12-3 p.m. Mr. Sawyer's Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Rev. Richard Price. A private family burial will take place at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY at their convenience. Those wishing to remember Bob may do so through First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 454, Big Flats, NY 14814, the Big Flats Fire Dept., PO Box 388, Big Flats, NY 14814, or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Coring Road, Corning, NY 14830.
CAROLYN J. SAXON age 29, OF 2005 Harris Hill Rd., Big Flats, February 3, 1991 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital. She was born June 26, 1961 in Elmira, a daughter of John and Janet Hansen Saxon. She graduated from Horseheads High School in 1979, she then attended Buffalo State University. She received her drafting certificate from Corning Community College in 1984. She was a draft technician with the Atlantic Design at Corning Inc. She was also an artist and won many awards in various art shows. She is survived by her parents, John and Janet Saxon of Big Flats; brother and sister-in-law, John and Betty Saxon of Rochester; brother, Patrick Saxon of Elmira; sister, Christine Saxon at home; 2 nieces; 1 nephew; several aunts uncles and cousins. She is also survived by a special friend, Bog Peyton of Addison. Friends may call at Carpenters Funeral home, Corning, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Service there Wednesday at 11 am with Pastor Curt McComis officiating. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/4/1991
MR. JOHN (JACK) SAXON age 64 of 869 Curran Rd., Elmira, Friday, September 11, 1972 in the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A private funeral and committal service will be held there Sunday at 4:30 p.m., the Rev. Stephen Parr of the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to the Heart Fund. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myra (Haninan) Saxon; daughters, Mrs. Lacey (Anna) Branes of Katenah, N.Y., Mrs. Gordon (Alice) Ohstrom of Jamesville, N.Y.; son, John K. Saxon of Harris Hill Rd., Elmira; sister, Mrs. Edna Orandal of Little Falls, N.Y.; step mother, Mrs. Thomas Everleigh of Orman Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/16/1972
JOHN E. SAXON, age 67, of Elmira and Florida, died on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. John was born January 31, 1938, a son of the late John J. and Myra Hallinen Saxon. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his daughter Carolyn J. Saxon; and brother James W. Saxon. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Janet Hansen Saxon; children, with their families, John P. and Pamela Saxon of Henrietta, NY with children, Bridget, Erin, Alex, Dylan and Alyssa; Patrick J. and Deborah Saxon of Elmira; Christine A. Saxon of Elmira with daughter, Kendra; sisters, Anna Barnes of Port St. Lucie, FL; and Alice Fairbank of Lafayett, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Peter and Loretta Hansen of Massachusetts and Joanne and Terry Shea of New Hampshire; along with several nieces and nephews. John was a U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from the Naval Reserve with 30 years of service. He was a retired carpenter and was a member of Carpenter Local #532. John loved to be outdoors…enjoying sailing, fishing and just being by the ocean. John was a member of the Golden Glow Fire Department and the Elmira Heights American Legion, Post #154. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fred Kelsey officiating. Interment, with full military honors, will then follow at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. Donations in John’s memory may be directed to the American Red Cross, 911 Stowell Street, Elmira, New York. –Elmira Star Gazette.
NANCY LEE SCHMITT, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Schmitt, 951 Charles St. Thursday morning, Apr. 27, 1944, at a local hospital. Survived by parents; grandparents, Mrs. Elizabeth Kerr of Corning, Simon C. Schmitt of Elmira. Body is at the Holly Funeral home. Services at the convenience of the family. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/27/1944
LEONARD W. SCOFIELD, 1113 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1947. Survived by wife, Dorothy Burt Scofield; sister, Mrs. Valuda Putnam of Corning; two nephews. Body is at the Hagar Funeral Home. Buried Rural Home Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10//29/1947
MR. DONALD CORVILLE SCOTT age 79 of 111 Deerfield Dr., Big Flats, NY on Monday, April 29, 1991 at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. Don was born in Springfield, MA on July 6, 1911, the son o William and Alice Louis Scott. There are no prior visiting hours. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 4 at the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats. The Rev. Nelson (Bud) Horne officiating. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by sons, Donald Louis & Sheri Scott of Alamogordo, NM, Alan Campbell & Marie Scott of Loveland, CO and Robert Kesley & Susan Scott of Hemlock, NY; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. Predeceased by his wife, Joyce Mulvey Scott on May 4, 1990. Also predeceased by grandson, Zachary James Scott. Don was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, NY. He was a Phi Beta Kappa at New York University. He worked as an engineer at Corning Glass and other area firms. Later in life he worked as a Consulting Engineer. He also worked as a volunteer with the Service Corps Retired Executives. Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial donations made to the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, P.O. Box 454, Big Flats, NY or the Southern Tier Hospicare, Inc., 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY. Arrangements being made by Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette
SCOUTEN - SHERMAN
Esther Elizabeth (Scouten, Gibson) Age 83, of Tioga, PA, died on Monday, October 11, 2004, at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. She was born on October 2, 1921 in Gibson, NY, the daughter of Dewey and Mary Curran Scouten. Esther was active in her church, the Intercontinental Church of God in Tyler, Texas, of which her husband, Dale, is a local elder, and the Garner Ted Armstrong Evangelistic Association. Esther worked as a waitress and for the Tioga Container Company of Tioga, PA, until her retirement in 1983. She loved to entertain with her husband, playing her guitar and singing country songs. She is survived by her husband, Dale Sherman of Tioga, PA; two daughters, Gloria Gibson and special friend of the family, Janice McCuistion of Vancouver, WA, and Sharon (Gene) Heck of Knoxville, PA; son, Vernon (Christine) Gibson of Williamsport, PA; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by two sisters, Gertrude Fitzsimmons of Big Flats and Agnes Eister of Bath. She was predeceased by two infant children; three sisters, Marian Canfield, Eleanor Austin and Janice Sroka; brother, Kenneth Scouten; and her first husband, Robert Gibson. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, on Thursday, October 14, 2004, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held there on Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats.
KENNETH L. SCOUTEN, age 69 of Main St., Corning died Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at Founders Pavilion. Kenneth was retired from Corning Inc. and a member of the American Flint Glass Workers Union Local 1000. He was predeceased by his father, Dewey Scouten, mother, Mary Curren Scouten and a sister, Marion Scouten Canfield. Kenneth is survived by his children, Joan (Dave Wellington) Ballinger, Stuart Scouten, Roxanne (Jimmy) Yaple, Kathleen (Scott) Young; sisters, Esther (Dale) Scouten Sherman, Eleanor Scouten Austin, Agnes Scouten Eister, Gertrude (Roy) Scouten Fitzsimmons and Janice (Bryan) Scouten Sroka; five grandchildren; Alicia, Jimmy, Dannie, Max and Brianne, along with several nieces and nephews; and special friend Aldis Rimbey. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Friday, June 29, 2001 from 7-9 PM and Saturday from 1-3 PM. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours (3 PM) with Rev. Jeffery Becker officiating. Burial will follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/29/2001
EARL E. SCUDDER, age 92 of Horseheads, NY passed away at home. He was born on October 26, 1928 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Lee and Pearl (McLaughlin) Scudder. He married Helen Mahoney on February 23, 1957 in Elmira. She predeceased him in 2003. He spent his entire 43 working career with Corning Glass Works from 1945-1988. Earl was extremely proud of his work as a Millwright for Corning. Earl was an avid car collector and had "the need for speed.' He had many nice cars throughout the years, but most of all he enjoyed driving his Chevy SSR, Corvette C6, Thunder Bird Limited, and BMW M Convertible. When his beloved Helen was alive they enjoyed many trips to Vero Beach, FL. He was a lifetime member of the Corning Painted Post Masonic Lodge 168, joining in 1950. Earl is survived by his sister-in-law, Jackie Scudder of Dansville, NY; nieces and nephews: Barb Scudder of Amherst, NY, Paul (Debbie) Scudder or Fairport, NY, Larry Scudder of Melbourne, FL, Wayne ( Sally) Scudder of Buffalo, NY, Ronald (Jane) Scudder of Rochester, NY and Linda (Tom) Freer of Buffalo, NY. In addition to his parents and spouse, he was predeceased by brothers: Charles Scudder, Ivan Scudder, George Scudder, Howard Scudder, and Lynn Scudder. A funeral service will be held at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:00 am with Celebrant Barb Rossi officiating. Burial will immediately follow in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. All COVID-19 precautions will be in place. Face masks are required. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/19/2020
Kent Scudder of Catlin, died Wednesday, October 5, 1937. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elsie Scudder of Catlin; two sons, John, Chicago, Bruce at home; four daughters, Mrs. Doris Morton, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Marian Rumsey, Elmira Heights, Mrs. Marguerite Wilson, Cameron Mills, Miss Mildred Scudder, Catlin. The body is in the Van Buskirk funeral home, Horseheads. Funeral Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Rev. O. J. Steverson of Big Flats. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.
DAVID L. SCRIVEN age 46 of Rose Hill, RD 3, Corning, Wednesday, Nov.
16, 1977 at the Corning Hospital. Friends may call at the Phillips
Funeral Home, Big Flats, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and 7 to 9
p.m. Funeral services there Saturday at 1:00 p.m., Pastor Fred Lane
officiating. Burial Rural Home Cemetery. Survived by wife,
Bernice Webb Scriven; one son, Gary W. Benjamin, Millerton, Pal; two daughters,
Mrs. Gloria Scranton, Corning and Mrs. Linda Rossman, Big Flats; three sisters,
Mrs. Norma Hunsinger, Lowman, Mrs. Elsie Wilcox, Fassett and Mrs. Sharon
Palmer, Elmira; two brothers, Edward Scriven, Beaver Dams and Harry Scriven,
Horseheads; 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was an
employee of Corning Glass Works, Big Flats Plant; the Skinner-Ernest Post
American Legion; the Quackenbush Hill Church and USMC Veteran of the Korean
War. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/18/1977
Big Flats, Chemung Co., NY
SCUDDER –LILLIAN HARRIETT WHEATON age 79 of Big Flats, N.Y., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1975 at Corning Hospital. Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, big Flats, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Friday at 11:30 a.m., the Rev. Marcy Punnett officiating. Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. The family requests memorial donations to the First Presbyterian Church, Big Flats or charity of their choice. Survived by five sons, Raymond Wheaton of Corning, Albert (Pat) of Ocala, Fla., Howard of Binghamton, Donald of Big Flats, Loren of Beaver Dams; four daughters, Mrs. Mildred Wright of Big Flats, Mrs. Marion Rae of Fairport, Mrs. Grace Ford of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Harriett Dietrich of Wolcott, N.Y.; brother, Perry Scudder of Vero Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Matson of Watertown, Mrs. Grace Kierst of Vero Beach, Fla.; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Big Flats First Presbyterian Church and Order of Eastern Star, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/6/1975
CLARENCE SEBRING age 92 formerly of 467 Longwell Ave., Big Flats, Wednesday, October 15, 1986 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, NY. Friends may call Thursday, 7 to 8:30 pm at the Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats where funeral service will be held at 8:30 pm at the conclusion of calling hours. The Rev. Paul D. Mills officiating. Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Alfred (Ann) Davies of Big Flats; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. He was born August 12, 1894 in Corning, NY, the son of William and Glenny Wilcox Sebring. He was married to the late, Florence Winters Fravor. He was a farmer in Caton and a former employee of Thatcher Glass, Elmira Heights. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/16/1986
SEELEY –EDNA SEELEY PEALER age 93, formerly of Elmira, NY Saturday, December 22, 1990. Mrs. Peeler was born December 19, 1897 in Elmira, NY the daughter of Wallace and Helen Berry Seeley. She was predeceased by her husband, Grant J. Pealer and her son, Grant N. Pealer, Jr. She was a communicant of Grace Episcopal Church. There will be no prior calling hours. Requiem Eucharist and Burial Office will be held Friday, December 28, 1990 at 11 am in St. Matthews Episcopal Church, the Rev. Robert F. Adkins officiating. Interment, Rural Home Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined by the family. Arrangements by the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/27/1990
ROBERT H. SEELYE, 25 of Kelly Hill Rd., Pine City, RD 1, unexpectedly Friday night, May 14, 1954. Survived by wife, Mrs. Irma Seelye and daughters, Deborah Elaine and Pamela Mary, all at home; mother, Mrs. Florence Wheeler of Lyons, N.Y. The body is at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Funeral arrangements incomplete. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/15/1954
SEELYE –MRS. STELLA SEELYE INMAN of 134 Grand Central Ave., Elmira heights died Thursday morning, Aug. 10, 1939 after a brief illness. She leaves a brother, Lyle G. Seelye; a sister, Mrs. Anna Brown of Knoxville, PA; three step-sons, Kenneth S. Inman of Elmira Heights, Lester R. Inman and Charles L. Inman of Chicago. Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Sunday at 3 p.m. (DST) at the Oakwood M. E. Church, Elmira Heights. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/11/1939
HOWARD CALVIN SEGUR – Many residents of Elmira, Corning, Canton and Big Flats attended the funeral, Friday morning of Howard Calvin Segur, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Segur of Big Flats, who met a tragic death early Tuesday evening. The casket was all but hidden by the wealth of floral tributes mute evidence of the profound sympathy felt for the stricken parents. The Rev. W. C. B. Turner, pastor of the Epworth Methodist Church of Elmira, assisted by the Rev. F. A. Mills, conducted the funeral services in his brief talk to those who mourned the Rev. Mr. Turner likened the baby life to a rosebud, pure and unsullied, and said that in its removal from earth to Heaven it would prove a magnet to draw hearts to “Him who doeth all things well.” Interment was made in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats with the following serving as pall bearers; Glenn Bates, Jr., Henry Minier, Melvin R. Mathews and Carl Brookman. Howard Segur was drowned on his parents’ farm while at play, wandering to a septic tank that had been left unprotected by workmen. He was on his way from the house to the barn to meet his father, a trip he made daily, when he unexpectedly digressed with fatal result. He is survived by his parents; a sister, Madeline; two brothers, Gerald and Leland; his grandmother, Mrs. Clara Brookman. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 6/9/1929
HOWARD CALVIN SEGUR – Boy Drowned When He Falls Into Drainage Hole on Farm. Little Howard Calvin Segur Meets Tragic Fate at Big Flats Home – strayed Away From His Parents – Pulmotor Unavailing. June 1929. While playing in the farmyard at his home in Big Flats Tuesday about 6:30 p.m. Howard Calvin Segur, 20-moths old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Segur fell into a drainage hole and was drowned. The hole was dug recently to provide drainage for the septic tank on the farm. It had not been placed in use, but contained about three feet of water. Howard had been in the company of an older member of the family but had strayed away. When Mrs. Segur discovered that he was not in the custody of anyone, she instituted a search which resulted in the discovery of the tragedy. The child was in the water from 10 to 30 minutes before being found. Dr. E. H. Wakelee was summoned and pronounced the child dead. The parents asked that he be removed to the Corning Hospital. This was done and a pulmotor was applied, but to no avail. The child is survived by his parents; two brothers, Leland and Gerald; one sister, Madeline; his grandmother, Mrs. Clara Brookman. The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the home, the rev. C. B. Turner officiating. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Segur were former residents of Elmira, moving from this city to Canton, Pa. and more recently to Big Flats. Mrs. Segur is a sister of Mrs. Charles Mathews of Pennsylvania Avenue, this city. –Elmira Star Gazette
MR. LELAND T. SEGUR age 48 of 783 Dubois St., Saturday, January 24, 1970. Friends may call at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday 11 a.m. Rev. Robert Delorme. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest (Florence) Segur; Elmira, sister, Mrs. Lewis (Madeline) Hartman, Horseheads; daughters, Sharon Lee Segur, East Norwalk Conn., Patricia Segur, Elmira. Mr. Segur was employed at Electric Mechanical Corp. of Sayre, Pa. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/26/1970
SEGUR Madeline S. Hartman
Horseheads, NY: Madeline S. Hartman, age 88 of Horseheads, NY died Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Manor at Bethany Village after a short illness. Mrs. Hartman was born in Canton, PA and soon after moved to Big Flats, NY where she lived on her parents' farm. She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis, in 2005 and by her parents, Ernest and Florence Segur. Also, she was predeceased by three brothers, Jerry, Lee and Howard. Mrs. Hartman is survived by four children, Richard (Brenda) of Phoenix, AZ, Roger (Diane) of Conklin, NY, Bonnie Phillips of Austin, TX and Linda (Cork) Grover of Erin, NY. Also she is survived by seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Mrs. Hartman attended Corning High School, finishing in 1941. Choosing to be a mother and homemaker, as was common in those days, Mrs. Hartman made a wonderful home for her husband and children. In all but three years since 1954, Mrs. Hartman lived on the Latta-Brook Road in Horseheads in the home she and her husband loved. The three years away were spent near Buffalo, where Mr. Hartman worked after the closing of the Remington Rand plant in Elmira. He had worked there for 32 years. After the stint in Buffalo, Mrs. Hartman and her husband returned to their home in Horseheads, where she lived until her death. As stated, Mrs. Hartman focused her life on two things: home and family. No doubt an outdated practice today, that choice made Mrs. Hartman's family the beneficiaries of all that is good in having "Mom" there when called upon, whether to kiss a wounded knee or a bruised ego. And she made the best chocolate chip cookies in Chemung County-just ask her kids. Mrs. Hartman loved flower gardening, her home surrounded by the colorful products of her labor. Her stone garden was of particular interest to her, a part of her gardens she maintained well into her eighties. The building of stone walls, long walks on country roads, and an appreciation of all things "natural" were a part of her everyday life. She was the essence of "Mom" and will be missed greatly by the family who loved her so much. The family will receive friends at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY on Monday, October 17, 2011 from Noon-2pm. Her funeral service will be held at the funeral home following visiting hours at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at the Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to causes of choice. Star Gazette – October 15, 2011
SEPELAK Mariona (Marion) Prince
age 77, of Beaver Dams, NY, went unexpectedly to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Born in Dickson City, PA, on June 16, 1936, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Billets) Sepelak. Marion married Sheldon Prince on June 7, 1952 in Corning, NY. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Sheldon Prince; three daughters, Kathy (Ron) Moore, Teresa (George) Bedell, and Jenny (Les Hall) Dates; two sons, Keith (Debbie) Prince and Tom Prince; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and her beloved dog, Princess. Marion was predeceased by her siblings, George, John, and Anne. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning, NY, with the funeral service to immediately follow. Reverend Ronald Aebersold will officiate. Interment will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. The family requests that memorial donations be sent to: Central Baptist Church, 11791 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or to the Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Star Gazette – December 10, 2013
ARTHUR M. (BUS) SEYMOUR SR. age 64, of Fisherville, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1970 following an extended illness. Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Wednesday 7 to9 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Delmar Osterhout. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by wife, Mrs. Elvira C. Seymour; daughters, Mrs. Richard (Rena) Abel of Erin, Mrs. Shirley (Betty) Beacon of Millerton, Pa.; sons, Arthur M. Seymour jr. of Fisherville, Albert of Big Flats, Merritt and Frank both of Odessa, Howard of Elmira Heights; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Katerine Flink of Big Flats; brothers, John of Waverly, George of Millport, Clarence Swick of Big Flats, William Swick of Cuba, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Seymour was an employee at St. Joseph’s Hospital. –Elmira Star-Gazette -8/26/1970
CHARLES SEYMOUR, JR., 18, of 814 East Fifth Street, died March 27, 1931 at 5:20 o’clock of gasoline burns. He is survived by his father, Charles Seymour; a sister, Catherine Seymour; three brothers, Arthur, John and George; four aunts. The remains repose in the Davis Funeral Home. Funeral notice later. (Burial Rural Home Cemetery) -Elmira Star-Gazette 3/27/1931
CHARLES ARTHUR SEYMOUR of 670 ½ Sullivan St., died unexpectedly Friday, July 15, 1938 at 1 a.m. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Catherine Hovencamp of Big Flats; three sons, Arthur, George and John at home; a sister, Mrs. Lottie Bailey of VanEtten. The body is in the Davis funeral home. Funeral notice later. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/15/1938
DELLA ROSE SEYMOUR, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Seymour of South Corning died Sunday, July 19, 1942. The child was born July 16. Her mother is the former Miss Eva Rose Smith. Besides the parents a grandmother, Mrs. Marvin Seymour of South Corning and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Smith of the Town of Hornby survive. The body is at the Stover Funeral Home, Corning where a prayer service will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m., the Rev. E. J. Stuart officiating. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/20/1942
GEORGE H. SEYMOUR, age 76 of 5453 Main St., Millport, NY, Thursday, June 2, 1988 at home. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Friday, 7 to 9 pm. and Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and Committal Services will be held there Sunday at 3 pm. Rev. Alan Brown will officiate. Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY at the convenience of the family. He is survived by his wife, Laura; son, George A. of Millport, NY; step-sons, John Summer of Binghamton, NY, Russell Summers of Elmira, NY; step-daughters, Nancy Wolcott of Binghamton, NY, Rachel Austin of Elmira, NY; brother, Clarence Swick of Big Flats, NY; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/3/1988
JOHN MARVIN SEYMOUR, 54, a farmer residing on the River Road out of Corning, died Sunday morning (May 25, 1929 after an extended illness. He was a native of Big Flats and a son of John and Mary H. Seymour. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fidella Lynch Seymour; six sons, Leon, Robert, James, Frank, Edward and Grant at home; three daughters, Mrs. George Crawford of Big Flats, Irene and Mary Seymour at home; a brother, Charles Seymour, Dundee; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Houston, Pine City and Mrs. George Bailey, VanEtten. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Elmer J. Stuart will officiate. Burial in the Big Flats Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/28/1929
NELSON C. SEYMOUR age 4 of Cayta RD 1, Thursday, Jan. 13, 1966. Body at Barrett Funeral Home. Calling hours, Saturday 7 to 9 and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Horace Pittman. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Seymour; brothers, George A. Seymour at home, Albert Summers of Triangle, Va., John Summers at home. Russell Summers of Binghamton; sisters, Nancy Summers of Binghamton, Rachel Summers at home; grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Clark of Cayta; several aunts, uncles and cousins. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/15/1966
VERNA MARIE SEYMOUR, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Seymour of 764 East Fifth Street, died this morning at 3 o’clock. She is survived by the parents; a sister, Rena Alice; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Webb of Elmira Heights. The remains repose in the Davis funeral home. Funeral notice later. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/21/1932
HENRY C. SEYTER, 62 of Pine City RD 1, Sunday July 11, 1948. Survived by wife, Mrs. Laura Bierwiler Seyter; daughter, Alice; son, Walter all at home; sisters, Mrs. Carrie Martin of Corning; Mrs. William Van Order of Big Flats, and Mrs. Nancy Hulsart of Dover, N.J.; several cousins. The body is at the family home, where funeral will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m. The Rev. Paul Frohne. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Elmira Star-Gazette 7/23/1948
GEORGE ELMER SHADDOCK of Corning, Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Stover Funeral Home, Corning. Rev. Roger Alling. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/30/1948
HENRY H. SHADDOCK, 76, of 86 John St., Corning, Saturday, Dec. 28, 1957. He was a retired maintenance man for New York Central Railroad; a member of Christ Episcopal Church. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Charles Case of Corning, Miss Kathryn Shaddock of Elmira Heights, sons, D. Kenneth of Painted Post, Ralph of Los Angeles, Calif., Ronald F. of Corning; brother, David C. of Corning; sisters, Mrs. Mae Markle of Hammondsport, Mrs. Ethel Ghenn of Bangor, Me.; eight grandchildren. Body is at the Phillips Funeral Home, Corning. Calling hours, today and Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 11 am, the Rev. Roger Alling. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 12/29/1957
SHANLEY –MRS. SUSAN SHANLEY CLARK, 67, of Watkins Glenn RD 1, Thursday, June 20, 1963. Survived by husband, Lawrence Clark; daughters, Mrs. Margaret Edminster of Albuquerque, N.M., Mrs. Mae Deery of Watkins Glen, Mrs. Loreta Meade of Ludlowville, N.Y., Mrs. Martha Weed, Mrs. Mary Edminster and Miss Lorena Clark, all of Millport; 14 grandchildren. Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads. Calling hours Saturday 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Ford Crippen. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/21/1963
HENRY E. SHAUL, 82, of Breed Hollow Road, Horseheads, Town of Big Flats, Thursday, April 12,1984 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by wife, Isabell; four daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Samuel (Vena May) Rapalee of Catlin, Mrs. Edward (Ethel) Bonham of Hornby, Mrs. Clifford (Jessie) Hall of Elmira and Mrs. Robert (Edith) Bruce of Central Square, NY; four sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Marlene Shaul of Corning, Robert and Carol Shaul of Southport, Edmond and Martha Faulkner of Horseheads, Earl and Geraldine Shaul of Watkins Glen; two sisters, Ella Shaul of Horseheads and Augusta Carpenter of Utica; one brother, Benjamin Shaul of Horseheads; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was born July14, 1901 in Duluth, MN, the son of Benjamin and Jessie Bradbury Shaul. He was married to the former Isabell Randall. A life-time resident of Big Flats, he was retired from the Dean-Lee Feed Mill in Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/13/1984
SHAW Dorothy E. Burt
Dorothy E. Shaw Burt passed from her rich earthly life on August 18, 2010, at age 93. She was born on June 11, 1917, in Knoxville, PA, to Ernest B. and Edna "Pearl" Henson Shaw. Her marriage to Richard L. Burt took place on August 7, 1936, as they traveled to Oneonta, NY, to serve as wedding attendants for his cousin, Gerald Pierce and Louise. Dorothy possessed many skills and continuously developed new interests and hobbies. She was a homemaker, a care-giver to others, a church volunteer, a community service provider, an accomplished bridge player, an avid reader of historical novels and biographies, a seamstress, and a passionate supporter of the NY Yankees, as well as a lifelong Democrat. Her gardening skills have always been apparent in the flower beds surrounding her yard and from the abundance of vegetables produced in her small garden. Her most recent hobbies included quilting and stamp collecting; both endeavors begun after her 80th birthday. She served the community and her church in many ways. Most notably perhaps, the Burts opened their home to house the town library for a time and rented two rooms to the school district for a newly established kindergarten in the late 1940's. Dorothy was a founding member of the Big Flats Women's Club who established the "new" library in town. She is survived by her three daughters: Linda B. Grimes (Richard) of Glenfield, NY, Ann B. Hayes (Edward, deceased) of Big Flats, and Susan B. Stein (Thomas) of Myrtle Beach, SC; two sons: Richard L. Burt (Sandra Jelliff) of Moneta, VA, and Douglas S. Burt of Dover, Arkansas. Her extended family includes her former daughter-in-law, Tina Burt, 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Richard, in 1983, and a great-grandson, Nicholas in 2008. The funeral will be Monday, August 23rd at 10:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, Main Street in Big Flats with Rev. Richard Price officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Memorial fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, NY, PO Box 454, Big Flats, NY, or the Big Flats Historical Society, PO Box 232, Big Flats, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, August 20, 2010
SHELANSKEY –MRS. MARY J. RDFIELD died Saturday (Jan. 22, 1927) at 8 p.m. at the family home on the Hendy Creek Road near Fitch’s Bridge. She is survived by her husband, William Redfield; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Johnson at home; two brothers, Henry Shelanskey of Addison and Charles Shelanskey of Geneva; and her father, Philip Shelanskey of Geneva. The remains repose in the Davis Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Douglas W. Baylis will officiate. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/24/1927
SHEPPARD –MRS. MINTA KOON, 79 of Big Flats, Thursday, Feb.5, 1959. She was the widow of John Koon. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Walter Howell of Rochester, Mrs. Delwood Gary of Millerton, Mrs. J. Edward Smith Jr. of Syracuse; son, Dayton Shepard of Elmira/ 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats. Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Albert Kingsley. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/6/1959
WALLACE SHERWOOD, 85, of Corning, Monday, Feb. 22, 1943 at 8 a.m. Survived by Mrs. Charles M. Bierwiler, Mrs. Jacob W. Bierwiler, daughters, South Corning; Mrs. Irene Bierwiler Davis, Muskegon, Mich., granddaughter; Pvt. Edward W. Bierwiler, U.S. Army overseas, grandson; Fred H. Fuller, Corning, nephew; Mrs. Mary Schneck, Binghamton, niece. Funeral Thursday, 2 p.m. at family home. Rev. Lorimer W. Crippen. Rural home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/23/1943
RALPH F. SHRIVER, age 86 of 3445 Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads, N.Y., Tuesday, June 11, 1974. No prior calling hours. Private funeral from the VanBuskirk and Lynch Funeral Home at the convenience of the family. Rev. Lewis Bachman officiating. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Flowers gratefully declined. Contributions may be made to the Cancer Fund. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Philip (Virginia) O’Hanlon of Big Flats; son, John D. Shriver of Arlington, Texas; three grandchildren. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/12/1974
SILSBEE –MRS. HARRIET BRUSH, 69, a life resident of Big Flats, died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 1941. She leaves her husband, John Brush; a brother, Arthur Silsbee of New Bedford, Mass., and two grandchildren. Mrs. Brush was a member of the Big Flats Baptist church. The body was removed to the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where the funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. (DST) The Rev. I. A. Falk will officiate. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/25/1941
SILSBEE –MRS. MYRNA SILSBEE JAECKEL of Brooklyn died Friday, Mar. 14, 1941 after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Sidney Jaeckel; one sister, Miss Erminda Silsbee of Big Flats. The body is in the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. I. H. Falk of the Big Flats Baptist Church officiating, assisted by the Rev. W. P. Trowbridge. Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/17/1941
ERWIN WILFORD SIMMONS, age 92, formerly of Elmira, Friday, October 8, 1971. Friends may call at the Hagerman Funeral Home Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Bruce Cummings. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by several nephews including; Mendell C. Simmons of Hanrahan, S.C., Arnold Simmons of Olean, N.Y., Olin Simmons of Daytona Beach, Fla. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/9/1971
ALFRED SIMPSON, 84 of Horseheads RD 1, Monday Nov. 5, 1962. He was a Spanish American War Veteran. Survived by wife, Mrs. Alfred Simpson. Body at Sover Funeral Home, Corning. Calling hours Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Harley Hill. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/5/1962
BERT E. SIMPSON, 70 of Corning RD 1, Saturday morning, May 21, 1955, following a brief illness. Mr. Simpson operated his own farm. Former trustee of the school district in the Corning RD 1 area. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Eams of Corning RD 1; two sons, James Simpson of Corning and Clayton Simpson of Corning RD 1. Body at the Stover Funeral Home, Corning, where friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. James W. Barrett of Big Flats. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 5/22/1955
SIMPSON Clayton B. Age 93, of Rodaha Dr., Corning, died Friday, March 10, 2006, at home. He was born December 5, 1912, in Painted Post, NY, the son of the late Bert and Lena Simpson. He married Alma Bock Simpson April 25, 1934, in Towanda, PA. Alma predeceased him July 30, 2001. Clayton retired in 1978 as a Foreman from Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post with 37 years of active service. He is survived by his daughter, Marilyn A. Brown of Corning; granddaughters, Deborah Myers and Sandra Abbey; four great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Evelyn Eames. The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning on Sunday, March 12, 2006, from 3:30-4:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow calling hours at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev. Bonnie S. Stagg Officiating. Interment will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to: Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
SIMPSON –MRS. LENA SIMPSON SIMPSON, 75, of River Road, Corning RD 1, Tuesday, Sept. 12,1961. She was the widow of Burt Simpson and a member of the Big Flats Methodist Church. Survived by sons, Clayton of Corning, James of Osceola, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. Edwin Seames, with whom she resided; brothers, Eugene Simpson of Corning, Scott Simpson of Newark; sister, Mrs. Jennie Grannesetter of Painted Post. Body at Stover Funeral Home, Corning. Calling hours; today 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Whitefield. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/13/1961
SLOAN –MRS. EMMA MAY MURRAY, 62 of Corning RD 1 Monday afternoon, Aug. 17, 1953. Survived by daughter, Mrs. William Teeters of Corning RD 1 with whom Mrs. Murray made her home; son, S/Sgt. William P. Murray with the U.S. Marine Corps at Santa Ana, Calif.; brother, Jess Sloan of St. Louis, Mo.; sister, Mrs. Essie Simmering of Neelyville, Mo.; grandchildren, Miss Peggy Jean Teeters, a U.S. Navy nurse at Corpus Christi, Tex., Miss Betty Eileen Teeters and William H. Teeters Jr., both of Corning RD 1. The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where friends are invited to call this evening and Wednesday evening and where funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Floyd S. Hendershot. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/18/1953