Elizabeth A. Stinson

Elizabeth Ann Stinson died on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2014 after a long

battle with cancer. She died in her home in the loving presence of her family.

She was born in Huntington to the late Howard and Laurie (Baylis) Van Sise.

Betsy was the organist in the Keene Valley Church for 30 years. She was an active member of the church. In addition to organist her church activities included chairing the flower committee from its inception, chairing the search committee for the present minister, and heading the task force which was responsible for creating the new kitchen.

Betsy was an active community volunteer. She played hymns for residents of the Neighborhood House, she was an active and valued member of the East Branch Friends of the Arts, and her baked goods were prized at the church bazaar and other events.

Betsy loved to cook, she loved her bridge group, music, the mountains

of the High Peaks area, her many friends and most of all spending time with her family.

Betsy is survived by her two sons: Scott Stinson of Ludlow, Vermont and

Todd Stinson of South Kortright, and her four grandchildren: Marissa and Dylan Stinson, Cody and Kaitlyn Stinson.

A ceremony to celebrate the life of Elizabeth Stinson will be held at 3 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Keene Valley Congregational Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Keene Valley Congregational Church Organ Fund, PO Box 27, Keene Valley, NY 12943

To light a memorial candle or leave an online condolence, visit www.healdfuneralhomeinc.com.