Mount Vernon News
  • Elda L. Cornelius

  • May 13, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — Elda Louise Cline Cornelius, 84, formerly of Millwood, met her Lord on May 11, 2010, at the Country Club Retirement Campus where she was a resident.
She was born Dec. 9, 1925, in Virginia, Ill., to the late John E. and Mabel (Hudson) Miller. She was a longtime member of the Owl Creek Baptist Church and of Riley Chapel Church. She was a staff member of the Ohio Baptist Association. She served as a missionary in Haiti, and traveled with her missionary group to Jerusalem. She was an Avon representative and a homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting, crafts, and playing cards with family and friends.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Judy (Clyde) Longsinger of Zanesville; one grandson, Paul (Camellia) Peters of Mesa, Ariz.; two stepgrandchildren; four sisters, Ellen Tablett of Silver Springs, Fla., Sylvia (Edward) Doup of Bellville, Edna Ormeroid of Marysville and Velma Carpernter of Beverly Hills, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Cline; her second husband, Robert Cornelius; an infant son; and a brother, Harold Eugene Miller.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville with Pastor Robert Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Riley Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to service time. This information is online at
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of America, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221.




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