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Birth: Sep. 11, 1959
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1977
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Rites Set For Wreck Victims

Carthage, Mo.

Services for two rural Carthage residents, who were killed late Friday night in a one-car accident on Oak Street just west of Carthage, have been announced.

Services for the driver of the car, Michael ( Mike ) VanWey, 23, Carthage route 3, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Ulmer Funeral Home here. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery, north of Carthage.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. VanWey, Carthage route 3; three sisters, Mrs. Deborah Youngblood, Carthage route 1, and Miss Candy VanWey and Miss Laura VanWey, both of the home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Albert Flesher, Carthage route 2, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Earl VanWey, Carthage route 3.

Graveside services for the second victim, Miss Kathy Cornell, 17, Carthage route 4, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Park Cemetery here under direction of the Ulmer Funeral Home.

Miss Cornell was the daughter of Harry Mack Cornell Jr., Joplin, and Mrs. Shirley Cornell, Carthage route 4. Her father is president of Leggett & Platt, Inc., Carthage.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are two sisters, Miss Marjorie Sharon Cornell and Mrs. Bryan Alu, both of Boulder, Colo., and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mack Cornell Sr., 1106 Grand Ave.

According to the highway patrol, the two were killed when VanWey lost control of his westbound American-made sports car while attempting to pass another vehicle. The VanWey car skidded off the rain-slick pavement and struck a utility pole, pinning the victims inside. Both were pronounced dead on arrival at McCune Brooks Hospital.

Carthage Press
Monday, February 14, 1977

Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Elizabeth Clark
Record added: Nov 02, 2011
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Kathy Cornell
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Kathy Cornell
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Kathy, You were 2 years older than I and I remember that night so well...I know you are resting in peace.
- Tammy
 Added: Jun. 8, 2012

- Bill
 Added: Jan. 23, 2012

- Elizabeth Clark
 Added: Dec. 25, 2011
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