Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at First Christian Church in Marshall, with Rev. Mike Brown officiating. Order of the Eastern Star services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, with visitation following from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Pallbearers will be Dale Cornine, Lucas Cornine, Ryan Cornine, Kevin Cornine, Evan Church and Heath Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Shane Brown and Russell Brown. Memorials may be made to Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer's Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Dec. 19, 1932, in Marshall, she was the daughter of the late Owen C. Rawlings and Vesta Morton Rawlings. She was a 1950 graduate of Marshall High School and a 1964 graduate of Missouri Valley College summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She taught in Blackwater and Boonville school districts from 1961 to 1968, where she was a reading specialist and taught history. She was employed at Marshall Habilitation Center as a teacher, then unit supervisor. Upon retirement she traveled and became a genealogist. She was a lifelong member of First Christian Church in Marshall, a 50-year member of Marshall Chapter 408 Order of Eastern Star, served as district deputy grand matron, 24th district, and as worthy matron. In the 1960s, she wrote a news column for the Boonville newspaper about Blackwater area events.
Survivors include her five children, Anthony E. Cornine of Jamestown, Bradley D. Cornine of Boonville, Carol J. Brown of Marshall, Deborah J. Cornine of Sedalia and Elizabeth Church of Blue Springs; 12 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Matthew Lammers; two brothers, Edwin Rawlings and Robert Rawlings; and one sister, Jane Neuvirth.