Evelyn L. “Evie” Lightfoote

October 20, 2023
Lightfoote, Evie, Photo
Email Obituary


Gorham- Evelyn L. “Evie” Lightfoote, age 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 20, 2023 at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home in Penn Yan, NY.

          Friends may call Thursday (Oct. 26th) from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Friday (Oct. 27th) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance, P.O. Box 57, Hall, NY 14463; or to the Gorham Fire Company, 4676 Kearney Rd., Stanley, NY 14561. Flowers are gratefully declined.

          Evie was born July 28, 1934 in Canton, PA, the daughter of the late Clarence N. and Maude Spencer. She was a graduate of Canton High School and the Elmira Business School.

          Evie married John C. Lightfoote on January 15, 1955. They owned and operated Lightland Dairy Farm in the Town of Gorham for 54 years, until John’s death in 2009. Besides being fully involved in the daily operation of Lightland Farms, Evie was active in several community organizations. She had been a volunteer with the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance, and was a past-member of the Gorham Fire Company’s auxiliary, the Gorham Fire Belles. Evie fully supported her children’s school activities, and was a Marcus Whitman Band Booster, and was active in the Pageant of Bands.

          Evie was also active in area agricultural organizations.  She had been an officer in the Ontario County Farm Bureau, and in the Dairy of Distinction program. Evie and John had been Mycogen corn seed dealers, and she continued with this business after her husband’s death.

          Evie’s personal hobbies included Quilting and Genealogy.

Evie is survived by one daughter, Nancy (Gary) Case; four sons, Fred (Ellen) Lightfoote, Larry (Stacy) Lightfoote, Russell (Tina) Lightfoote and Scott (Kellie) Lightfoot; 11 grandchildren, Gretchen (Jeff) Quattrino, Benjamin (Lauren) Case, Kevin (Sarah Boyce) Lightfoote, Paula (Clayton Mack) Lightfoote, Douglas (Ashley Wilson) Lightfoote, Spencer Lightfoote, Blane (Angela) Lightfoote, Elyse (Zach) Zanghi, Jenelle (Derek) Stahl, Adam (Alison) Lightfoote and Chad (Jessica) Lightfoote.

          She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Steve (Hildegard) Spencer and Stan (Carol) Spencer; one sister-in-law, Ann Spencer; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

          Evie was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, John, in 2009; her parents; and four siblings, Phillip Spencer, Margaret Mulford, Ellen Powell and Wesley Spencer.

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Lightfoote family.



Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Thursday, October 26, 2023
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Kenneth J Perkins Funeral Home
Main Street, Gorham
Get Directions

Funeral Service

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Friday, October 27, 2023
11:00 AM
Kenneth J Perkins Funeral Home
Main Street, Gorham
Get Directions


Jean Flook on Oct. 22, 2023

To all the Lightfoote families. I am sending my thoughts and prayers at your time of loss and sadness. All the years I lived next to John and Evie, they were always there for me, if I needed them.

Krista Smith from Clifton Springs NY on Oct. 22, 2023

My condolences to the entire family. So very sorry for your loss. She had such a wonderful smile!

Terry Wesley from Gulfport, MS on Oct. 22, 2023

My sincere condolences to the family 🙏❤️

H. David Martin from Victor, New York on Oct. 23, 2023

She had to be wonderful to head up a family like the Lightfoote's.

Judy / George VanCampen from Canandaigua on Oct. 23, 2023

Our condolences to the Lightfoote Family. She was a shining light at all our gatherings. Always had a smile and will missed by all.

Randy & Norma Spencer from Glenwood, Maryland on Oct. 23, 2023

What a privilege to have known Evie. As cousins we were different in age and I ended up south and she ended up north. We got to see each other in the Troy Canton area over the years at Spencer reunions. She and John were special. Evie was a rock we all could count on. It was sad to hear of her passing. She will be missed greatly by all who knew her. She left her mark (a good one).

Dave and Joanne Le Clair from Rushville on Oct. 24, 2023

We are saddened to hear about your loss. Evie sounds like an amazing woman and we are confident a positive role model that will be dearly missed by your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Leah Hotchkiss from Manchester NY on Oct. 25, 2023

I’m so sorry to hear of Evie’s death. She had such a great smile and I enjoyed chatting with her. Thoughts and prayers for her and your family. With sympathy, Leah Kuntz Hotchkiss

Alma Harford from Penn Yan, N Y on Oct. 25, 2023

Sincere sympathy. Evie was a happy lady. I will remember her.

Joanne (David's sister) Goodman from Canandaigua, NY on Oct. 25, 2023

To my brother's second family, Larry, Fred and Russ-May you find the comfort of beautiful memories and Evie's legacy as you bid farewell for now. She was a farmer's wife, a right-hand man, always willing to help with the family's business. Strong and true to the values of the country folks. Though you will miss her, know that each of you has a piece of her residing in your heart. May God care for her now, may she experience paradise with her Savior. Joanne

Eileen Gage from NY on Oct. 26, 2023

Russ and Tina, Our thoughts and prayers are with you . May Evie rest in peace and May your fond memories live on in your hearts

Mark Venuti from GENEVA on Oct. 26, 2023

Dear Fred and Lightfoote family,
Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your mother. I trust she is in a better place. She lives on in you and all those she touched in her wonderful life.
Mark Venuti

Ginny Harford from Canandaigua NY on Oct. 29, 2023

Evie and John were the BEST neighbors one could ever hope to have. From the first day we met, they were both there for my family. Evie’s smile and laughter were always a bright spot in the day. My deepest sympathy to her great family.

Add a Condolence

This is not published.