Funeral Services for the Reverend Cathryn M. Stevenson, age 58 of Hammond, will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 beginning with calling hours at 11:00 a.m. at the Hammond Presbyterian Church, followed by the service at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Martin Weitz and Rev. Adel Spencer co-officiating. Burial will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wellsboro Cemetery, 104 Nichols Street; Wellsboro, PA.
Cathy passed away at her home in Hammond Nov. 8, 2013 surrounded by her loving family and friends. Arrangements are entrusted to the Fox & Murray Funeral Home.
Surviving is her son, James Black of Wellsboro, PA; soul mate, Constance Wortman of Hammond; two brothers, Robert Stevenson of Jackson WY, John Stevenson and his wife Gail of Tempe, AZ and an absolutely amazing flock of friends and family.
Cathy was born on August 23, 1955 in York PA, a daughter of the late Louis and Doris (Cooper) Stevenson. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA and continued her education at Princeton Theological Seminary where she received her Masters of Divinity. She began her ministry in Elmira NY, where she worked for ten years and later moved to Oneida, NY for an additional one year. In 2005, she relocated to Hammond where she has been the Pastor of the Hammond Presbyterian Church for the past seven years, also gaining certifications in Spiritual Direction and Leadership during this time.
She enjoyed all life had to offer, from photography and kayaking to writing and crafts. She cherished the friendships she so easily acquired throughout the many chapters of her life. She excelled at laughing and making others do the same. She saw life through a different lens, and not only shared but inspired others to do the same.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hammond Presbyterian Church; 215 St. Lawrence Avenue, Hammond, NY 13646 or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley; 6805 US Hwy 11; Potsdam, NY 13676. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.