William Glen Cornelius: In Our Care August 30, 2018

William Cornelius

Stewartsville, Missouri……William “Poppy” Glen Cornelius, age 71, was born August 6, 1947 the son of Nelson Glen and Verna Lucile (Bauer) Cornelius in St. Joseph, Missouri and went home to be with the Lord August 30, 2018.

Bill was in the United States Navy from 1966-1973 and served in Vietnam from 1969-1970. After returning from Vietnam he milked cows on the family dairy farm. He loved horses, being on the farm and helping others. He was first Vice President of VFW Post #1668 in St. Joseph and was a strong supporter of Veterans.

On February 16, 1990, Bill and Naomi Prawl were united in marriage. He was the most loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife Naomi; Children, Lori (Mark) DeShon Jackson, Cosby, MO, Kris (RJ) Peterson, Overland Park, KS, Bart (Cheyenne) Nightingale, Stewartsville; eleven grandchildren, Gabe (Darci), Mallori, Ben, Josh, Jacob, Trae, Cole, Sagelynn, Cami, Nate, and Kai; two great-grandchildren, Max and Madi; and brother, Bob (Bobbie) Cornelius.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Turner Family Funeral Home of Stewartsville with burial following at Old School Presbyterian Cemetery of Stewartsville with full military honors. Visitation:  6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial Contributions:  Clarksdale 1st Baptist Church. Online condolences:

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12 Responses to “William Glen Cornelius: In Our Care August 30, 2018”

  1. NATASSJA HANTTULA September 1, 2018 at 2:59 am #

    Poppy we love you. I will never forget how you shoved me on my horse George. Valkyrie will miss u

  2. Susan Routh September 2, 2018 at 6:40 am #

    Naomi, You may not remember me but my husband Tom and I had a dairy south of Stewartsville. I wanted to send you my condolences. I’m so sad to read about Bill. I remember visiting you and Bill when he was still running the dairy. He was a dedicated man to his family and a great loss.

    Susan Routh

  3. Carla Russell September 3, 2018 at 4:21 am #

    Naomi, I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great boss, and taught me so much about the dairy business. I have fond memories of you both.
    With sympathy,
    Carla Russell

  4. Michelle Russell September 3, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

    Naomi and family iam so sorry for the loss of poppy he was a hard working , loving husband and father , grandfather and all around great man i sure will miss seeing him around the fram . if there is anything i can do just let me know iam here for you… Love always michelle Russell

  5. R.E. Sherard September 3, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

    Remember him from playing trumpets together in the Maysville High School band. Now Gabriel has someone to accompany him when he blows his horn. RIP, Bill.

  6. Doug Mills September 3, 2018 at 8:41 pm #

    As A fellow Vietnam veteran I was saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. I was proud to have served with him in Vietnam and wish to express my deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones. May God bless you all.

  7. Theresa (Tworek) Drummond September 3, 2018 at 11:09 pm #

    Bob, I am so sorry on the loss of your big brother. Your families will all be in our prayers.

  8. dalton odette September 4, 2018 at 1:17 am #

    Thinking of all of you and remembering the good times working with Bill and getting to know the family…

  9. Toni James September 4, 2018 at 2:23 am #

    I knew Bill for most of my life. We lived next door to his aunt and uncle, Jim and Juletta Bauer. Bill was a gentle soul and I can only imagine how much his family will miss him. Toni (Kamler) James

  10. Eugene Keats September 4, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

    Naomi and family, I am so sorry for the passing of Bill. I did not know him well, but know that he was a good man. I will be lifting you and your family in prayer in the weeks ahead and wish you God’s peace.

  11. Mel & Dee Sigrist September 7, 2018 at 1:50 am #

    Naomi we were so sorry to hear about your husband passing away. We wish you and your family the very best. God bless all of you .

  12. Susan (Cartee) Grant September 9, 2018 at 3:04 am #

    I am so sorry to see that the Class of ’65’ has lost another member! I have not seen Bill in many years but always went past his house when I went home to visit Mom. I remember Bill as being quiet, kind and polite and I can say the same about Bob. I extend my sympathy to the entire family–you have lost a good man.

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