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Linda Louise Cornell

December 21, 1944 - March 25, 2024

ALMOND – Linda Louise Cornell, 79, entered into rest on Monday (March 25, 2024) at home surrounded by her family.

Linda was born on December 21, 1944 in North Hornell to Lee Roy and Louise Ormsby (Doan) Ryan. She attended Alfred-Almond Central School and later earned her GED. On February 10, 1963, she married Clifton Bruce Cornell, at his parent’s home on Jericho Hill.

In addition to her husband of 61 years, Linda is survived by three sons: Bruce T. (Debbie Towner) Cornell of Pine City, Randy L. (Jose Gomez) Cornell of Elmira, Daniel (Heidi) Cornell of Lewiston, Idaho and a daughter-in-law, Tina Cornell of Almond; one brother, David E. (Linda) Ryan of Odessa; four brothers-in-law, Larry O. Cornell of Greenwood, Ronald (Chris) Cornell, Stephen (Colleen) Cornell, both of Alfred, and LaVern Clark of Alfred Station; two sisters-in-law, Donna Ryan of Almond and Elizabeth “Betty” Ryan of Bath.

Additionally, she is survived by seven grandchildren, Rachel (Jonathan) Orfe, Justin (Laura) Cornell, Seth (Hannah) Cornell, Lucas Cornell, Kayla Joy, Benjamin (Kayla) Cornell, and Nicholas Cornell; seven great-grandchildren, Gwyneth Orfe, Calvin Orfe, Kaylan Cornell, Levi Cornell, Maverick Cornell, Miles Cornell and Warren Cornell, with one additional coming soon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Lee A. Ryan and Larry R. Ryan, and an infant grandson, Caleb Todd Cornell.

Linda was a loving and dedicated homemaker, tending to the needs of her family. In later years, she worked as a teller for Key Bank in Alfred. Linda loved her family fiercely. She was very supportive of her children’s activities whether it was Randy’s pursuit of music or Bruce and Dan’s interest in sports. She was there to cheer them on. As a stay-at-home mom, her schedule focused around the needs of the family. Some of the more memorable times were centered around being with her family while playing cards and telling stories. Her children and grandchildren fondly remember the many silly songs she sang as she was working about the house.

We all loved Linda’s sweet and spicy personality. She would approve of this description as she had a deep love for people but was unafraid to speak her mind when needed. Linda’s heart for helping others was evident as she was a caregiver over the years, starting with her own parents as they aged, and later with close friends.

Linda had a deep and abiding faith in her Lord. She attended many years at Alfred-Almond Bible Church and later Bennett’s Creek Bible Church. She also loved reading her Bible, watching Charles Stanley online, and listening to her family sing.

Per her wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held later this summer at a date yet to be determined. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. Online condolences may be offered at

Memorial contributions in Linda’s name may be made to the Almond 20th Century Club or the Almond Historical Society. 7 North Main St., Almond, NY 14804. © 2024 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.

Celebration of Life:
Date to be determined

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  1. messages sorry for your loss.she was a wonderful lady and landlord.she will be greatly missed but not forgotten


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