Shirley Cornell, 99, of Boonville, Indiana passed away Dec. 3, 2020.
Shirley was a 1940 graduate of Boonville High School. After working at various jobs on the home front in Boonville, Shirley married returning pilot, and high school classmate, Guy Q. Cornell Jr. in September of 1946. Thus they began a 58 year journey together, during which she was the force behind the scenes of the family business while raising two children.
Shirley enjoyed needle point, crochet, cooking, mowing her lawn and in later years watching the cattle graze from the dining room window accompanied by her very devoted cat. She was happiest when she was visiting with friends and family. She and Guy were members of the Antique Steam & Gas Engine Club and she looked forward to working breakfast with her friends at Thesherman’s Park steam engine shows, attending Hart family reunions, and Thanksgiving dinners with all her brothers and sisters.
Shirley is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Guy and Debbie Cornell III, Newburgh; daughter and spouse Dr. Karen Cornell and Dr. Katee Creevy, College Station, Texas; two grandchildren, Catherine (Brian) Sheppick , Christopher (Jessica) Cornell; four great-grandchildren, Max and Theodore Sheppick, and Abigail and Annabelle Cornell; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Guy Q.Cornell Jr, parents Alta and Castella Hart, brothers Jack Hart, Joe Hart, Herbert Hart, Walter Hart, and sisters Lavonne(Midge) Leslie, Mae Goad, and Marjorie Crow.
Due to the circumstances of covid-19 and our desire to protect everyone’s health the family has elected to hold a small private service at Koehler Funeral Home in Boonville, Indiana. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery also in Boonville.