Kathleen S. Yeoman

Kathleen Yeoman PhotoKathleen S. “Kathy” Yeoman – 55 – a lifelong resident of Hornell, died Tuesday morning (May 23, 2017) at the Highland Park Rehab Center in Wellsville where she had resided for the past three weeks.

Born in Hornell on October 4, 1961, she was the daughter of Richard “Dick” & Dolores (Carey) Flaitz.

Due to her lifelong battle with diabetes, Kathy had resided at Elderwood at Hornell (formerly McAuley Manor) for the past 17 years.

Kathy grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1979). In her younger years, she was employed as a receptionist at Ed’s Computers in Hornell. She enjoyed music, dancing and had been an avid Buffalo Bills Football fan.

In recent years, Kathy enjoyed her daily “one-on-one” time with her mother and also loved watching and laughing at the antics of her grandsons. She also enjoyed the “Music Therapy” that she received at the nursing home.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard E. “Dick” Flaitz who died March 6, 2008.

Surviving are her son, Corey (Amanda) Yeoman of Bolivar; her mother, Dolores Flaitz of Hornell; 5 brothers, Dan (Wendy) Flaitz of Bath, Steven (Cheryl) Flaitz of Hornell, Edward (Michele) Flaitz of Hornell, Christopher Flaitz of Hornell and Greg (Lori) Flaitz of Hornell; 2 grandsons, Harrison Yeoman and Dunkin Yeoman; several aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews.

The family of Kathleen S. “Kathy” Yeoman will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where a Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3:00 PM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.

The family would also like to thank all the people responsible for giving her the best quality of life possible at Elderwood (formerly McAuley Manor) in Hornell and more recently at Highland Park in Wellsville.

Kathy’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 13067, Alexandria, VA 22312. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

5 Responses to “Kathleen S. Yeoman”

  1. Donna Depew says:

    To to entire family of Kathy,
    I was shocked to hear of the passing of Kathy. I saw her the day she left Elderwood and she had a huge smile for all of us that day. I know it is a tough pill to swallow and quite the shock but I honestly believe your father was waiting her arrival. She dealt with this for a very long time and she was ready to go Home. She is a true angel now!:)
    We are only 2 doors away Chris if you need anything. I know your family is quit large but if you need help with someone sitting with Mom please call,I would be happy to help.
    You all take care and May God Bless each and everyone of your family
    Rest in Peace Kathy…….Rex and Donna Depew

  2. Mary & Thomas (D'Ambrosio) Zielinski says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flaitz / Yeoman family. We have so many wonderful memories of Kathy growing up at Keuka Lake. Her smile is forever with us. Mary & Thomas (D’Ambrosio) Zielinski

  3. Lois Olix says:

    Kathy will always have a special place in my heart as will you Delores

  4. Jim and Marie Saxton says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy Corey(Amanda), Dolores, Dan(Wendy), Steve(Cheryl), Ed(Michele), Chris, Greg(Lori) and extended families. On Oct 4, 1961, the world became better. It would prove to be the only girl out of 6. May 23, 2017 became an emotional sad day for many. Kathy brought so many fun times for us. The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “Free at Last, Thank God I’m Free at Last” now becomes special to so many, especially to Kathy. Kathy was beautiful both inward and outward. Look for the brightest twinkling star, it will be Kathy just saying hi. Eternal Father we ask for comfort and guidance to Kathy’s family now and forever. Kathy was loved by so many and will be missed but never forgotten. RIP Kathy, loved you always and always will. Give our love to Dad.VGGRL

  5. Jackson Family says:

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8