Betty Jean Cornell


Betty Jean Cornell, age 88, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away in her home at 9:35p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017.  She was born on July 12, 1928, in Sterling Colorado, the daughter of the late Fred and Margaret (Glanz) Kuecke of Yuma, Colorado.

Betty attended school in Sterling, Colorado, while living with her foster parents, Reverend and Mrs. Henry.  She met her first husband, Ross Breeden, in Colorado. They were married for 14 years until his accidental death in 1962.

Betty moved from Jefferson City, Missouri, to Mt. Vernon in the fall of 1972 . She worked in the dietary departments of the Mt Vernon school system and the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon, where she met her future husband, John Cornell.  On February 17, 1976 they were married in Miami, Oklahoma. 

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, John, of the home;  one daughter, Roslynn Breeden of Springfield, Missouri; one step-son, James Breeden and wife, Jan, of Parker, Colorado; one sister-in-law, Lena “Sug” Corwin of Joplin, Missouri.

Her parents, Fred and Margaret; her first husband, Ross A. Breeden; her son, Ben Henry Breeden; her step-son, Robert Breeden; her brother-in-law, Charles Cornell; her sister-in-law, Rachel Doquet and her husband, Hyman, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Fossett-Moser Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial will be at a later date at the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery.

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Dave and Paula

Another of our loved ones has passed. May God be with you. We are thinking of you, and you are in our prayers.

 Posted April 11, 2017 - 2:30pm

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