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Evelyn S. Stevens, a long-time resident of Lansing, passed away on March 12, 2023, at the age of 95, following a brief downturn in her health.
Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, George Stevens, in 2003, and is survived by their children, Lee Stevens, Amy Stevens, Karleen McAllester, and Sarah Stevens (Richard Goy). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Allison and Miles Miller; Kelly (Blaine Byers), Christopher, Devin, and Paul McAllester; and Kaitlin, Christina, and Santiago Goy.
Evelyn was born August 7, 1927, in Henderson, NY, to Paul and Agnes (Leitch) Schubert.
Evelyn was the epitome of a life-long learner, beginning her education at age 5 in a one-room schoolhouse, continuing through German lessons in the summer of 2022 and Spanish classes via the internet in March 2023. She graduated from the College of Human Ecology at Cornell in 1968 with a degree in Child Development, and went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a second Master’s in Child Development from Syracuse University.
Evelyn was employed as a teacher (1968-1970) and social worker (1972 onward) at the Special Children’s Center, in Ithaca, and in Early Intervention for the Cortland County Health Department, specializing in preschool-aged children. A firm believer in life-long employment, she continued to volunteer at the Cortland Child Development Center until she was in her 90’s.
The family thanks the many supportive friends and neighbors who enabled Evelyn to remain in the home she loved, surrounded by her flower beds, bluebird houses, and bird feeders.
The Stevens Family is especially grateful to Kathy and Bill Suarez and Mary and Dick Cowan, close friends who became a second family to her.
All are invited to Services on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Lansing United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Evelyn’s memory may be directed to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, or to Doctors Without Borders.
Saturday, June 10, 2023
11:00am - 1:00pm (Eastern time)
Lansing United Methodist Church
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