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Mary Elizabeth (Morgan) Cornwell-ClemPassing: January 22, 2020


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Friday, January 24th @ 1:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, January 24th @ 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


Stampers Creek Cemetery

Friday, January 24th

MITCHELL – Mary Elizabeth Cornwell-Clem, 78, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at her residence.

Born June 3, 1941, in English, she was the daughter of George Thomas and Helen Marie (Lemmon) Morgan. She married Tommy Delmont Cornwell August 31, 1973, and he preceded her in death February 6, 2010. Her next marriage was to Fredrick Lynn Clem December 28, 2016.

Mary had been employed at Lonnie’s Restaurant. She was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church and attended the Bride of Christ Fellowship. Mary was a social butterfly, enjoyed bluegrass music, and was a member of the Red Hat Society.

Survivors include her husband, Fredrick Clem of Mitchell; daughters, Rosezona (Michael) Bowden of Corydon and Shaunta (Ron) Dunbar of Corydon; grandchildren, Michael Bowden II, Morgan Bowden, Jayden (McKendra)Bowden, Amanda (Danny) Perry, Dianne (Stephen) Sweeney, Danielle (James) Hodek, Triton Mann, Stephen Dunbar, and Arianna Dunbar; 7 great grandchildren; nephew, Brian (Serena) Hobson of Paoli; and siblings, James Thomas Bullington of Birdseye, Macel Pate of Paoli, Mettie Allen of Paoli, Marjorie Ingle of Paoli, and Martha Forbes of English.

Her parents; husband, Tommy Cornwell; and sisters, Margaret Hobson and Minnie Sue Madden, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 24, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Stampers Creek Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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27 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Jim Cassidy | http://Orleans, Indiana
    Date: February 5, 2020
    Mary and I became friends when her children were in school while I was principal at Orleans Elementary. That was in the late 70's. We remained friends and always enjoyed seeing one another. I really liked Mary and her family. So sorry she is no longer with us. Jim Cassidy
  2. Guest: Judy Stevens | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 29, 2020
    Sad to learn of your mommas passing.. I will always remember our good times & your sweet family when you all were growing up at Tulip Street Christian Church in Mitchell..Your Mom was a joy.. May the Good Lord bless you all with His peace & mercy at this sad time..
  3. Guest: Mary | http://Mitchell Indiana
    Date: January 29, 2020
    I simply adored Mary what a wonderful soul she was .
  4. Guest: Annie Bex | http://pigeon forge, TN 37863
    Date: January 25, 2020
    We are so sad to hear of Mary's passing, but know she is resting with our Savior. We know she left you girls with many wonderful memories and love. I can still see her standing at the school door every morning and evening taking care of her precious children. Mary was so proud of both of you and the grandchildren. She always glowed when talking about any of you. If we had known in time we would have come to the service, but we just found out a few minutes ago. We're so sorry for your loss and for all of her friends. She will be greatly missed. Love & Prayers Amel & Ann
  5. Guest: Eddie Hatfield | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 24, 2020
    Rosezona and Shaunta, so sorry for your loss. I knew i had not seen her with Fred for a while. Just now seen this. Just great memories of her & Tom and YOU kids on Saturdays at the Crawford Morris Labor Company in the late 70's-early 80's. And yes, you know i spelled that correctly! Your mom in the super sized curlers helping keep the customers in line. I just wish she could have lined ole Rex out! You kids running everywhere all at once. Cool stuff one can never do/see again. Can't help but wonder what the two of them are doing right now! Prayers and God Bless you all.
  6. Guest: Ronda Taflinger | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 24, 2020
    Girls, Eddie & I are so sorry for your loss. Mary was always smiling and willing to give me a hug whenever she saw me. She would be sure to catch my attention if she saw me in the store. Always brightened my day to talk to her. She will be missed. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
  7. Guest: Darlene Irwin | http://Mitchell
    Date: January 24, 2020
    I have known Mary since her days at Lonnie's, she always had a smile on her face.She was such a giving person, if you mentioned something you liked more than likely Mary would get you one. I loved her laugh, she will be greatly missed. Rest easy sweet Mary....
  8. Guest: violet mcwilliams | http://dayton
    Date: January 24, 2020
    I met Mary while walking my two Siberians many years ago and we became friends she loved everyone she met we kept in touch during these years I will miss her...
  9. Guest: Chris and Virginia Chastain | http://Mitchell
    Date: January 24, 2020
    We are so sorry for your loss. Mary was such a sweet and happy person . She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for the family. ❤
  10. Guest: Cayden & Kambreyah | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 24, 2020
    Mary has known my family for many years. I had met her thru our church and she adored my baby girl. She will be missed. Prayers to the family.
  11. Guest: Sanna Brown | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 23, 2020
    I grew up across the street from Mary and Tommy. She was a feisty and free spirited lady and I loved her passion for life. Mary was always so kind to me and my family. Prayers to your family in this time.we loved her. We will miss her.
  12. Guest: Chris Johnson | http://Orleans
    Date: January 23, 2020
    I am so glad I got to visit with Mary at the house last week. She told Fred, " I have known this girl all her life" so I tested her and she knew exactly how old I was. I will miss her calling me and checking on all the family because Mary was a part of our family as I was growing up. What a sweet and caring lady she was! So sorry for your loss to all the family.
  13. Guest: Brenda Blair | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: January 23, 2020
    Girls, I am so thankful that Jim got to visit with your mother just a few hours before her death. I will always regret that I didn't go with him. I will miss her calls on my birthday. All my love and prayers go out to you and your family.
  14. Guest: Linda Martin | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 23, 2020
    I have Mary for more than 30 yrs she was very sweet lady. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word with a smile. A great wife and Mother. Prayers and thoughts are with the family
  15. Guest: Tracy larson | http://Charlestown In
    Date: January 23, 2020
    I always loved to come to you and uncle Toms house when I was a kid and playing with shaunta and Rosezona I love you and all the memories you always made things so fun you will be truly missed Rest In Peace lots of love
  16. Guest: Janet and Charlie Noe | http://Mitchell
    Date: January 23, 2020
    Girls...so sorry about your Mom. She will be greatly missed by so many. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
  17. Guest: Kenneth Eisele | http://columbus in
    Date: January 23, 2020
    She will be missed. She was a very good neighbor and person
  18. Guest: Kenneth Eisele | http://columbus in
    Date: January 23, 2020
    I know she will be greatly missed She was a very good person and neighbor
  19. Guest: Barry & Lisa Collins | http://Mitchell Indians
    Date: January 23, 2020
    We are deeply saddened to hear of your passing sweet lady. Your smile would light up a room. Your voice offering each and every person you meet comfort and joy. Barry will miss your birthday calls Mary. I will miss your love to a very young girl that married into the Collins family that you always made feel welcome. Life won’t be the same without you. We will miss you warm hugs. We shall love you forever. Rest In Peace and our prayers to your family through this difficult time.
  20. Guest: John and Helen Hardman and Family | http://Bloomington In 47401
    Date: January 23, 2020
    Rosezona and Shaunta we are thinking of you and your families. Mary was a special lady! She will be remembered with love for so many! In Loving Memory . John and Helen Hardman and Family
  21. Guest: Linda Richardson | http://Arivaca, Arizona
    Date: January 23, 2020
    My condolences to the family. (Amanda Perry's grandmother.)
  22. Guest: Maizey Zeeks | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 23, 2020
    Mary has such a kind Heart. She was always happy to greet me at church and a frequent customer of mine at Railroad Cafe! She will be missed. Prayers for comfort thru this difficult time.
  23. Guest: Courtney Zeeks | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 23, 2020
    Mary was such a special lady! She didn't know a stranger, never forgot a birthday (always called my mom on hers) & loved her family fiercely. To know her was to love her. I pray that u may all find peace during this difficult time. Love Always, Courtney (Johnson) Zeeks
  24. Guest: Jamie Wires Fullen | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 23, 2020
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Mary was such a wonderful, caring person. I always enjoyed visiting with her. You are all in my prayers.
  25. Guest: Heidi King | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 22, 2020
    I cannot express how deeply missed Mary will be. She was a wonderful neighbor and a sweet and loving friend. I will forever remember our last conversation in the aisle of Walmart (of all places!). No matter what, she always asked about my kids and my parents and always....always.... had a hug for me. Our Earth May be a bit dimmer without her but our Heaven is surely aglow! My prayers are with her family and her girls as they grieve her passing but my heart rejoices that her soul is healed and whole again in Heaven. As always, “I sure do love you Mary!”
  26. Guest: Sarah Cody | http://Orleans, IN
    Date: January 22, 2020
    I am so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. Whenever I saw her out and about, she always had a smile and kind words for me. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  27. Guest: Brenda Mckain | http://Brownstown, Ind
    Date: January 22, 2020
    We are all so sorry for your loss. Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services