Verle Eldon Cornish
Mr. Cornish was born August 26, 1941 in Macklin, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1948 his family immigrated to Kansas City where he lived until he attended Graceland College in Iowa and earned an A.A. degree. He married Sally Neill while attending Central Missouri State College where he earned a B.S.E. They moved to Pennsylvania where he worked as research chemist and added an M.S. in Chemistry at Lehigh University. From 1977-1996 the Cornish family lived in Houston, Texas. Most recently Mr. Cornish was an Industrial Hygienist for UMKC. Throughout his life, Mr. Cornish made time to share his love of Christ. This took him across the United States and to Africa and Australia. At the time of his death, he was an Evangelist Patriarch in the Restoration Church of Jesus Christ.
Mr. Cornish was preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Violet and his sister Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, their daughters Sarah and Rebecca, son Peter (Erin Smith), and their children Eli and Millie; his sisters Valdeen Cornish Wooton and Verna Cornish; brother Vaughn Cornish (Kathleen Hearn); sister-in-law Judi (Neill) Gizelbach (Ed), brother-in-law Richard Neill (Robin Burt), and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch 819 West Waldo Avenue, Independence, Missouri 64050 on March 5, 2011 at 1:00PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Center Place Restoration School at the above address.