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Merle E. Cornwell

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Merle E. Cornwell Obituary
Merle E. Cornwell, 92, of Loraine, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at North Adams Home, Mendon.

Merle was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Mendon to the late Elmer and Harriett (Evans) Cornwell. He married Alice June Johnson on Sept. 24, 1949, in Keokuk, Iowa. Alice June died Oct. 23, 2008. To this union was born two children, Patrick (Mary Ann) and Johnson (Tammy) Cornwell. Patrick preceded Merle in death on Nov. 20, 2010.

Also surviving are Johnson's children, Casey Joe (Ashley) Cornwell, Dustin Lee Cornwell, Kelley Johnson Cornwell and Jacey Christine Cornwell; Patrick's children, Christopher Patrick (Jessica) Cornwell, Heather Nicole (Nick) Cornwell Morrone, Nathan Thomas Cornwell, Kayla Danielle (Derick) Cornwell Tournear; four great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Melody Cornwell and Arianna Cornwell and Isaiah Morrone.

Merle graduated from Mendon Township High School. He was a lifelong farmer in the Loraine-Mendon-Bigneck area. He loved to socialize with family and friends and never missed going to a grandchild's event with Alice June. He and Alice June did everything together. Merle was a very humble man and a man of high integrity and ideals; his word was his bond.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at First Congregation Church, Mendon, with Bruce Willard conducting. Burial will be next to his wife in Curless Cemetery near Loraine.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Hunter Funeral Home, Mendon.

MEMORIALS: North Adams Home.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hunter Funeral Home.

WEBSITE: hunterfuneralhomes.com

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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from May 13 to May 15, 2018
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