Maryville Daily Forum
Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri
OBITUARY ~ MARY ALICE (TYSON) CORNEILSON
August 2, 1917 ~ March 25, 2009
Mary Alice CORNEILSON, 91, Maryville, Missouri, died March 25, 2009 at the Golden Living Center in Maryville.
She was born August 2, 1917, in Skidmore, Missouri to Joseph and Edith COTTIER TYSON. At the age of five her mother died
giving birth to her twin brother and sister, Joseph Curtis TYSON and Edith Cottier TYSON. Joseph TYSON later married her
stepmother Elizabeth THOMSON.
Mary Alice graduated from Daleview Country High School near Skidmore in 1934 and attended
Northwest Missouri Normal School (now Northwest Missouri State University). She married Dan CORNEILSON on April 23, 1939.
She entered the work force as an assistant to Dr. H. L. POYNTER Sr., O.D., and then later worked at Northwest Missouri
State College for 17 years. She was a member of Chapter HT of P.E.O., Daughters of the American Revolution and the First
Christian Church, and also was a hospice volunteer for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dan CORNEILSON and her brother Joseph and sister Edith.
She is survived by her
sons Richard, Flemington, New Jersey; Robert and wife Jantina, Rochester, New York; and Joe and his wife Ellita,
Maryville; by grandchildren Chad CORNEILSON and wife Robin, Springfield, New Jersey; Celeste CORNEILSON, Hoboken,
New Jersey; and Justin and Rebecca CORNIELSON, Rochester, New York; by step-grandchildren, Eugene BURCH, Maryville;
James BURCH and his wife Maria, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Tom LUBBERTS and his wife Janelle, Jim LUBBERTS and his
wife Debra, Joyce COLLIER and her husband Tom, and Karen PRZYBYCIEN and her husband Wally, all of Rochester, New York;
by two great-grandchildren and twelve step-great-grandchildren.
During her life she was a loving wife and mother and avid supporter of many church, community and school activities.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 29 at the First Christian Church, Maryville.
Funeral services will be at the First Christian Church, Monday, March 30, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at Miriam
Cemetery, Maryville. Arrangements are by Price Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in Mary Alice's name to the First
Christian Church of Maryville or SSM Hospice of NW Missouri, Maryville.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2012
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