|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1913|
|Death: ||Jun. 23, 1989|
Married Marjorie Louise Mulvany 30 November 1939 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co, IN.
West York, Ill.--Garnet Cornwell, 75, of Route 1 died at 5:45 p.m. Friday in Union Hospital at Terre Haute. He was a retired farmer and minister. He was born Oct. 11, 1913, in Melrose Township to Ray Cornwell and Oma Nidey Cornwell. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Mulvany Cornwell; two daughters, Ronda Olson of White Bear Lake, Minn., and Mary Ann Sweet of St. Anthony, Minn.; two sons, Ron of Edwardsville, and Ray of Savoy; one brother, Ralph of Kermin, Calif., two half brothers, Forrest Stanfield of Prescott, Ariz., and Kenneth Stanfield of Casey; three sisters, Ruby Goss of Jacksonville, Ill., Rosemary Daugherty of West Union, and Betty Richards of Annapolis, Ill.; and six grandchildren. He was a minister at Cooper Chapel, Ohio Chapel and Bluegrass churches and member of Melrose Church of God. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday in Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel at West Union, with W. Hiram Wofford officiating. Burial is in Bailiff Cemetery. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today and before services Monday.
Garnet W. Cornwell, son of Ray and Oma (Nidey) Cornwell Stanfield, was born in Melrose Township on October 11, 1913, and departed this life at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Indiana, on June 23, 1989, at the age of 75 years, 8 months, and 12 days.
Garnet was united in marriage to Marjorie Louise Mulvany in Salem, Illinois, on November 30, 1939. Four children were born to this union: Ronda Olson of White Bear Lake, Minnesota; Ronald of Edwardsville, Illinois; Ray of Savoy, Illinois; and Mary Ann Sweet of St. Anthony, Minnesota. His wife and children all survive, as well as six grandchildren.
Also surviving are 3 brothers and 3 sisters: Ralph Cornwell of Kerman, California; Forrest Stanfield of Prescot, Arizona; Kenneth Stanfield of Paris, Illinois; Ruby Goss of Jacksonville, Illinois; Rosemary Daugherty of West York, Illinois; and Betty Richards of Annapolis, Illinois. Two sisters, Lorene Gard and Pauline Rusher, preceded him in death.
As a young man, Garnet lived in the state of Kansas before returning to Illinois in 1939. He worked in the oil fields both in Kansas and Illinois before returning in 1945 to the farm where he was born, and he remained on that farm until his death. He devoted his later life to the ministry in the Church of God.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Your gentle face and patient smile with sadness we recall
You had a kindly word for each and died beloved by all.
The voice is mute and stilled the heart, that loved us well and true,
Ah, bitter was the trial to part form one so good as you.
You are not forgotten loved one nor will you ever be,
As long as life and memory last we will remember thee.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore, as time goes by we miss you more,
Your loving smile, your gentle face, no one can fill your vacant place.
Raymond Cornwell (1888 - 1918)
Naomi Thressia Nidey Cornwell Stanfield (1892 - 1978)
Created by: Cindy Cornwell McCachern
Record added: Dec 15, 2007
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