Beverly Marie Cornelius, age 85, of 1121 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca, NY passed away, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Cornelius was born March 19, 1928 in Cortland, NY a daughter of the late Fred and Kathlyn Cooper Bodman and lived for many years in Homer, NY. She was employed at Cornell University in Plant Research, retiring in 1970. He first husband, Charles Lennox, died in 1968 and her second husband, Donald Cornelius died in 1990. Beverly was an avid reader and enjoyed her family.
Survivors include her daughters, Sandra (Richard) Smith of Willseyville and Kathy Teeter of Mecklenburg; a step-daughter, Sharon Hixon in FL; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaugter; four step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Alice Fellers and Gloria Carter.
Burial will be private in Snyder Hill Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Friends are directed to consider a memorial gift to a charity on their own choice. Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.perkinsfuneralhome.com