Roberta Cornish McIlwain

Obituary of Roberta Cornish McIlwain

Roberta L. "Bobbie" Cornish McIlwain, age 94, of Painted Post, NY passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Absolut Care of Three Rivers, Painted Post.

Bobbie was born on July 7, 1923 in Penn Yan, NY, the daughter of the late Walter G. and the late Lucy G. (Carpenter) McAllister. She married Robert Ira Cornish on May 18, 1947 at the First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. He preceded her in death on May 10, 1974.

She was employed by Phillips Funeral Home as a secretary for 7 years. Bobbie was a member of the Painted Post Eastern Star, Corning Painted Post Baron Steuben Chapter Daughter of the American Revolution, the Corning Painted Post Historical Society and volunteered with the Painted Post Food Pantry and the Corning Senior Center.

She is survived by two daughters: Vickie (James) Button of Painted Post, NY, Pamela (Tim) Rogers of Painted Post, NY; grandchildren: Heather (Joseph) Toriello of Palm Coast, FL, Ryan Jusick of Palm Coast, FL, Chad (Hollie) Button of Painted Post, NY, Joseph Button of Painted Post, NY, Tiffany Rogers and fiancé, Christopher Bosley of Parkville, MD; great grandchildren: Dylan and Jenna Toriello, Devyn, Collyn, Caden, Braden Button, Jacob Button, Jackson Bosley; son-in-law, William "Mike" Jusick of Thailand; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bobbie was predeceased by her son, Eugene Paul Cornish; daughter, Valerie Anne Jusick; sisters: Winifred Adams, Genevieve Nelson; and great grandchildren: Chase and Ezekiel Button.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 2:00 pm, Rev. Gary McCaslin officiating. A private burial will take place in the family plot in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post.

Bobbie’s family would like to express their appreciation for the loving care Absolut Care of Three Rivers provided their mother over the past three years.

Family will provide flowers. Those wishing may send donations in Bobbie's name to the: Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning, NY 14830 or to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790.