Cornelius, Lois L.
Cornelius, Lois L.
August 13, 1932 — July 9, 2019
Lois Cornelius, 86, passed away July 9, 2019. Visitation will be 10AM, with services to follow at 11AM, Friday, July 12 at Archie United Methodist Church, 204 W. Chestnut; burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, MO.
Lois Lavonne Cornelius was born in the dining room of the home of Theodore and Anna (Beasley) Haynie on August 13, 1932 in Kansas City, MO. She grew up and graduated from Shawnee Mission High School. On June 9, 1951 Lois was joined in marriage to Charles "Bud" Cornelius. In 1955 after Bud's enlistment was over, they moved back to a farm in Smithville, MO where they began to raise a family. She was a loving mother of four children, a life long member of the Methodist Church and involved with mission work of the church. She enjoyed traveling with a local group on trips in the United States. Pastimes included walking, reading, gardening and working with her flowers. She followed her grandchildren’s sports activities and loved her Royals. She worked at Sears and later in banking in which she retired in 1995 from Bank of America.
Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren put a smile on her face with each visit. She never met a stranger and you always knew exactly what she thought! Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Anna (Beasley) Haynie, 2 brothers, Herbert and Burton Haynie, and 2 sisters, Mildred Forrester and Dorothy Jump. Her son Casey Cornelius and granddaughter Mindy McDonnell. Survivors include daughter Randalyn McDonnell and husband Dean (Archie, MO), son Cary Cornelius and wife Tammara (Archie, MO) and son Kelly Cornelius (Raymore, MO). 7 Grandchildren, Erin Smalley, Jennifer Sutton, Ross Cornelius, Kelsey Walker, Kris Cornelius, Lindsey Bitner and 8 Great Grandchildren.
Visitation will be 10AM, with services to follow at 11AM, Friday, July 12 at Archie United Methodist Church, 204 W. Chestnut; burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, MO.