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Betty R. Cornell

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Betty R. (Lance) Cornell, 82, wife of Rev. Paul M. Cornell, Meadowood, Worcester Twp., died Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Mercy Suburban Hospital, East Norriton Twp. She was a former resident of Skippack Twp. Mrs. Cornell was born on September 15, 1929, in Rock Island, IL, and was a daughter of the late Herbert C. and Ellen E. (Olson) Lance. She was a graduate of Rock Island High School, earned a bachelors degree from Augustana College, and a masters degree from Temple University. Mrs. Cornell retired as director of guidance and counseling for Methacton School District, where she worked from 1964 to 1992. Mrs. Cornell was a member of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schwenksville. She was a member of the Methacton, Pennsylvania, and National education associations. She also was a past-president of the Montgomery County Counselors Association and was named its 1992 "Counselor Of The Year." In addition to her husband, Mrs. Cornell is survived by her son, Stephen, husband of Pamela (Heflin) Cornell, Perkiomen Twp.; her daughter, Melissa, wife of James Pergine, Skippack Twp.; and her grandchildren, Sarah Pergine, Katlyn Pergine, Eric Pergine, Haleigh Cornell, and Matthew Cornell. She was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Karr. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2nd & Church Sts., Schwenksville, with the Rev. Daniel M. Schaefer, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be private in Augustus Lutheran Cemetery, Trappe. Friends may call from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Saturday, church. Memorial contributions may be made to Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 311 Second St., Schwenksville, PA 19473; Augustus Lutheran Church, 717 W. Main St., Trappe, PA 19426; or Meadowood-Holly House, PO Box 670, Worcester, PA 19490. Arrangements are by the Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc., Trappe.

Published in The Times Herald on Feb. 28, 2012
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