Frances Delong Steen, age 92, longtime resident of Ithaca and formerly of the Ovid area, passed away peacefully at home, following a brief illness.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 Main Street in Ovid. Prayers of committal will be held privately at Ovid Union Cemetery. Kindly consider a donation in Frances’ memory to the Tompkins County SPCA www.spcaonline.com
Frances was born at home in Ovid on February 25, 1928, one of eleven children born to Frank and Cecil (Hilkert) Delong. She had worked as a cook and retired from Willard Psychiatric Center, and then at Lakeside Nursing home for fourteen years, in addtion to Happy Landing gas station. Frances enjoyed cooking for her family, hosting holiday gatherings and especically loved caring for her kittens and cats.
Frances was survived by her children; Benita L. Steen of Ithaca, Craig A. Steen of Ovid; her grandchildren, Derek Steen of Ovid, Cory Steen of Geneva, Robert Casey of Ovid, Nathaniel Steen of Buffalo, and Shawn, Chad, Ginger and Jessica Steen, all of the Interlaken area; numerous great grandchidlren; her daughter in law, Ethel Steen; a brother, Frank Delong of Sheldrake and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adrian; her son, Eugene and step children, Bobby and Janice Steen; and by her siblings, Marcus, Clyde, James, Guy, Winfield, Beatrice Rosecrans, Blanche Christensen and Bertha Ferris, and Bernice Coleman.
All attendees are required to wear a mask for attendance, additional guidelines will be explained at the funeral home, in an effort to comply with NYS Forward.
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