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Funeral Service

K.L. Sharp Funeral Home
Friday November 6th, 2020

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Kathryn L. Elwood

Kathryn L. (Henry) Elwood, 96, of Cincinnatus (Taylor), NY, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 31, 2020, while surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Cuyler, NY, on May 3, 1924, Kathryn was the daughter of the late Morrel and Rada (Lambert) Henry.  A lifetime resident of the area, she attended the Pitcher Federated Church.  She retired from the Cincinnatus Central School in 1990 where she had worked for many years as a bus driver and cafeteria worker.  She was a member of the Taylor Grange and the Taylor Home Bureau and had recently received her 75-year membership certificate from the Cuyler Grange.  She had previously served as chairperson of the Taylor Planning Board and had also served on the Cortland County Election Board.

She is survived by her children, Sharon (Roy) Eltz of Taylor; Wayne “Chip” Elwood of Taylor; and Peggy (Louis) Hammond of Egan, MN.  She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Mark (Mary) Eltz, Lauri (Jeff) Smith, Bobbie (Mike) Janeski, Kathryn (Zach) Kauffman, and Terry Elwood; her great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Carson, Dylan, Brooke, Alexandra, Zack, Oliver, and Mikaylynn; a great-great-granddaughter, Lottie; sister, Nellie Barber of Cortland; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Wayne Elwood, on July 27, 2006.

The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, November 6, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Matthew Smith officiating.  NY State Covid-19 guidelines will be followed.  Masks must be worn and social distancing will be in place.  Burial will be in Taylor Rural Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Kathryn may be directed to Cincinnatus Emergency Squad, c/o Elaine Oros, 5771 McFarlane Road, Cincinnatus, NY 13040.

The funeral service for Kathryn Elwood will be available via live-stream by clicking the link below.  We recommend that you begin viewing a few minutes prior to the service time at 10:00 a.m.

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We are so sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful lady she was! We are sending our thoughts and prayers out to her family. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you during this most difficult of times.

Dave and Sherry Knickerbocker Nov 8 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathryn Elwood

Laurie & Travis Gross Nov 5 2020 12:00 AM

Chip always spoke so highly of his mom. We know how much he loved her and how wonderful she was. So very sorry a candle lit in her honor. Our best Sharon and Alan Conklin

Conklin Nov 5 2020 12:00 AM

Sharon, Chip and Peggy,
So sorry for your loss. What a great lady! Wishing you peace and comfort.
Chick and Jeanne Cirello

Chick and Jeanne Cirello Nov 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathryn Elwood

Gary Preston Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathryn Elwood

LAURIE PALLADINO Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

A true sweetheart of a lady. My condolences to her family. She'll be missed.

Charles Flint Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathryn Elwood

Doris & Roger Rice Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

I will never forget her. She was a beautiful person.

Mary Beth Heath Nov 2 2020 12:00 AM

Our Sincerest Condolences to the entire Family, Especially Chip, We have many memories of Wayne and Catherine. We got to know them through town events, My Serving in the Fire Department and her long time friendship with my Mother Agnes. Now may she rest in peace in the hands of the Lord

Joe and Kim Marturano III Nov 2 2020 12:00 AM

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