Shirley M. Cornish, 82, of The Terrace in Dundee, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan.
Honoring her wishes, there are no prior calling hours. A graveside memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 28, in Tyrone Union Cemetery, with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, N.Y. 14837.
Shirley was born May 5, 1935 in Elmira, the daughter of the late John and Isabelle (Conley) Wood. A lifelong area resident; in 1961 in Virginia, she married the late James H. Coon. They had two sons before he passed away Aug. 29, 1966. On Aug. 1, 1972, Shirley married Jack E. Cornish.
A waitress for over 40 years, having worked for many local eateries, she enjoyed the 15 years employed by Savard’s Family Restaurant in Watkins Glen the most, retiring in 1994. Mrs. Cornish was a member of Dundee Baptist Church, and enjoyed reading in her spare time.
She is survived by her three sons, Timothy John Coon of Fruitland Park, Fla., David James Coon of Dundee, Scott A. Cornish of Taylorsville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Kayla, Brandy, and Sierra Cornish, Joshua, and Samantha Coon; two brothers, Don (Lois) Wood of Hammondsport, Robert N. Wood of Dundee; two sisters, Thelma J. Buckle, and Wilma (Jack) Crans both of Bradford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and her first husband, she was predeceased by the father of her youngest son, Jack Cornish, in 2011, a dear sister, Doris M. Ceceri, in 2010, and two brothers, Frank Wood in 2009, and Harold Wood in 2007.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee; online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.