Donna Cornelius


DAYTON Donna Jean Cornelius, 76, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at Erlanger in Chattanooga. She was born Feb. 25, 1936 in Pratt, Kan., to the late Roe and Zelma (Crocker) Black.A resident of Dayton for over 45 years, she was a member of Grace Bible Church. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryan College and later earned her Master's degree. She taught music at Bryan College for many years and was her church musician.She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Dr. Richard Cornelius of Dayton; son Craig (Michele) Cornelius, of Paynesville, Minn.; daughter Crista Cornelius, of Caronport, Saskatchewan, Canada; and grandchildren Nathan Cornelius and Heather Cornelius, both of Paynesville, Minn.Funeral services for Donna will be held Tuesday, New Year's Day, Jan 1, at Noon at Grace Bible Church with Dr. Doug Russell and Rev. David Snyder officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral. She will be laid to rest in Rhea Memory Gardens.Please share your memories of Donna on her on-line guest register at family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton.

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