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Saturday February 4th, 2012

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M. Elizabeth Stevens

Knox - (Mary) Elizabeth Stevens passed away on January 31, 2012. She was born in Knox, and lived there for more than 94 years. She lost her beloved parents, Pearl Mae Elsass Stevens on 12/14/1965 and Lucius Stevens on 3/19/1967. She had a long and interesting life. In addition to her work on the family farm, Liz did seasonal work at the New York State Dep't. of Taxation. She was employed as a cashier and checked the pool temperature at the John Boyd Thacher State Park. She worked as a waitress at the Merrymans Tea Room in Knox. She also worked as a cook at several Locations including a local rest home and the Altamont Manor. She loved the color of purple. She was a member of many local organizations including the Knox Republican Club. She served as the Registrar of Vital Statistics for the Town of Knox. She was a member of the Knox Historical Society and the Knox Ladies. She held the office of Trustee for 3 years with the Knox Historical Society. She has been a member of the Knox Reformed Church for more than 80 years. Liz was an independent woman known for her wonderful baking skills and fine meals. She could make something delicious from very few ingredients. She enjoyed her home, her garden, canning and sewing. She had an incredible memory and could entertain with stories of past events, including food, weather, and the people who attended. She was also known for her love of animals. She enjoyed many pets during her life, including her faithful dog Major. She leaves behind her cherished friends and relatives: Nikki Barber, Chuck and Deborah Batcher and her family, Elmer Becker, Pastor Dan and Mary Carlson, Linda and Bill Carman, Geraldine Chase, Leonard Clickman, Dawn Coffey, Loretta and Ken Crewell, Staci Ebel, Jean and Tony Forti and family, Pauline Gaige, Alyce Gibbs, Margaret LaGrange, Michael, Doris, and Warren Lott, Sara and Raymond Luhrman and family, Darlene Marr, Patricia B. Pinchback, Ron Quay, Sandra Quay, Wallace Quay, Jr., Brad Stevens, Emma Stevens, Ron Taylor, Sharlene Vanderbilt, Reverend Ed and Janet VanKampen, Kathy and Carl Walls, and Shirley Willsie. A memorial service will be held at 11 Am on Saturday February 4, 2012 at the Knox Reformed Church. Friends may call from 4 PM to 6 PM on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Fredendall Funeral Home, Altamont. She will be interred in the spring with her parents in the family plot in the Knox Rural Cemetery. Donations in her honor made be made to the Association for the Blind, the Knox Rural Cemetery, the Knox Fire Company, and the Knox Reformed Church.


Will miss our visits and talks about family. And her pumpkin pie. Love you, Elizabeth.

Linda and Gup Feb 1 2012 12:00 AM