Cora Flint Stedman

Stedman

Cora Flint Stedman was born on Sept. 8, 1927 in Warsaw, N.Y. to Bert and Mildred Simmons Flint.

She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd Stedman (2010) whom she married on July 9, 1947, infant grandson, Michael Ross in 1969 and son-in-law, Tim Lynch in 2019. Also sister Suzie Flint and brothers James and Jerry Flint.

She leaves behind her four children, Roger Stedman of Wildwood, Fla., Deborah Stedman Hinson of Nashville, Tenn., Sandy Stedman Siegal of Summerfield, Fla. and Corinne Lynch of Perry N.Y.

Grandchildren, Amanda Stedman, Sarah (Ken) Malsegna, Kim (Eric) Thrasher, Katrina (David) Dunkleman, Amy (Doug) Roberts, Briar Hinson, Rob (Nicole) Stedman, Ashley (Josh) Knapp, Bridget (Mark) Givens, Tammy Davis, Gavin Lynch and 20 great grandchildren.

She also welcomed Melissa (Kris) Lynch-Kelly and Bobby ( Promise) Lynch, their families and decades of teenagers who enjoyed time in ‘Grandma Stedman’s’ kitchen, as her chosen grandchildren. Everyone was welcome in her house and in her heart.

Also surviving are her brother Bob Flint and sisters; Hazel Ferris, Mary Harcleroad and many, many nieces and nephews.

In addition to raising her family, Cora was active in her community as a 4-H Leader, Secretary for the local Cattleman’s Association, served on the Democratic Election Board and was a member of JFK’s election campaign. She was also a lifetime member of the Perry and Warsaw Moose Lodges where she was Star Recorder and College of Regents. She was a long time member of the Brick Presbyterian Church in Perry, N.Y. She enjoyed flower gardening, crocheting, baking, and spending time with her family.

Cora worked for many years at the Sanders Newspaper in Geneseo, the cafeteria at Geneseo Central School and as a well loved ‘Grandma’ to clients of the Silver Lake Day Treatment Center in Perry.

She was best known for her green thumb and apple pies.

Even with their busy lives, Lloyd and Cora always had time for a visit from family and their many friends. Everyone has a story of showing up at the ‘farm’, getting a welcoming smile from Uncle Shorty and a cup of coffee from Aunt Corey around the kitchen table. Some of the most frequent guests were lifelong friends, Floyd and Eleanor Stevens, Gene and Esther Chichester, Harold and Eleanor Aberth and their families.

Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 1 at the Eaton Watson Funeral Home, LLC 98 North Main Street in Perry where services will follow at 2 p.m. Cora will be laid to rest in the Leicester Cemetery in Leicester.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brick Presbyterian Church, 6 Church Street Perry NY 14530 or to the Silver Lake Day Treatment Center, 7059 Standpipe Road. Perry New York, 14530.

For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry NY 14530

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