Catherine L. Cornelisse, age 92, of Laurie, passed from this life on Friday, May 12 at the Laurie Care Center. She was the daughter of the late Flora and David Buckner.
Catherine worked hard her entire life to provide for her family. She was a great cook, loved to read, solve puzzles and enjoyed outings on the Lake of the Ozarks.
She fought her illness with courage and strength of will.
Catherine is survived by her son, David Renner and wife Marilyn; daughter, Kifflyn Vitinia; grandchildren, Cathy Renner and Jim Renner and wife Julia; great-grandchildren, Sean Renner and Liam Renner; sister-in-law, Shirley Buckner; nephews, Mark and Craig Buckner; niece, Kerri Neal and husband Bobbie and many thanks to her caregivers, Judy Brown and family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Cornelisse, her brothers, David Buckner and Frank Buckner and sisters, Cecelia Buckner and Patricia Buckner.
There will be no services according to her wishes. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Laurie.