Cora Seaman of Newburgh, IN. passed away from complications of Covid-19 on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. She was born on May 2, 1934 in Boonville, IN to the late Henry and Alice (Barnes) Godbey.
She was a working author, publisher, and tour guide at the time of her death. She had previously enjoyed lengthy careers as a real estate broker, retail owner/manager, home economist, bed and breakfast owner/operator, and interior designer. She was known for her indomitable spirit, entrepreneurial skills, and generous compassion for the less fortunate of her fellow human beings. Her favorite pastime was enjoying the company of her many friends at Park Place Apartments in Newburgh.
She is survived by her sons, Robert Hart (Sonja), Thomas Hart (Judy), Kenneth Hart (Conception), Daniel Harper (Melissa), a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Seaman, sixteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and thirteen nieces and nephews.
Cora was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, a son, David Harper, and a granddaughter, Melissa Hart.
A memorial service will be held at a later date
Kathy Parker says
I have known Cora since the early 60’s when we both lived in Princeton, IN. SHE always had a lot of energy and stamina. I have been on several trips with her and read several of her books. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
The Staff of Lakeside Manor says
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. Cora will remain in our hearts forever.
Matt and Randi Rice says
Don and Cora were our great neighbors in Boonville many years ago. They were two of the most interesting and kind people we have ever met. I have nothing but fond memories of them both. Our condolences to the family for your loss. May they rest in piece.
Doug Sauter says
I only knew Cora thru books she wrote..She was a talented author and I enjoyed her books tremendously. I am very sorry for your loss. Blessings.
Denise Burns says
She will be missed. I first met Cora at a craft show several years ago. She was selling her books, I was selling crafts and vintage clothing. We traded, I got books and she got a kimono and realized she grew up with and was a long time friend of my mother. We always enjoyed our visits and have always looked forward to the next on. Rest in peace my friend, you’re off on the next adventure.
Sue Purviance says
I can’t believe Cora past. I just read her article in maturity journal and decided to look her up on Facebook and tell her how much I enjoyed the article.
I met Cora in church but we were kindred spirits and I helped her out some time when she was in a pinch when she ran the bed and breakfast but we became friends. We had lost touch with each other but she was a great influence in my life and I can’t even imagine the people that will miss her dreadfully. I can see her in heaven with that finger up directing traffic and telling others which direction they should be going.She was a wealth of knowledge and just a beautiful light in this world. My heart is hurting with this knowledge today.
Linda Miller says
I have loved Cora’s books for several years. She is definitely my favorite author. So shocked to hear of her death. So glad I have almost all of her books. Absolutely love them!!