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Dennis W. Cornell
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Obituary for Dennis W. Cornell

Dennis W. Cornell, age 70 of Oronogo, passed away July 7, 2017 at Freeman West.  He was born September 2, 1946 in Webb City, the son of Oliver and Dorothy West Cornell.  Dennis retired as a mechanic and was a member of the Oronogo First United Methodist Church. Dennis was a Vietnam Veteran in the United States Marine Corp.  He married Debora Smith June 13, 1974 and had recently celebrated 43 years of marriage.  Debbie survives of the home.  Additional survivors include their son, Oliver Cornell and wife Angela of Lamar; 2 daughters, Lezley Neff and husband Ryan of Racine, WI and Kimberly Skelton and husband Zack of Republic, MO; 5 grandchildren; brother, Sidney Cornell and wife Wilma of Chillocothe, MO; sisters, Karen Wilson and husband Kenny of Carl Junction, MO, Linda Beaver of Galena, KS and Diane Brown and husband Jerry of Carthage, MO.   He was preceded in death by his parents.  Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday at the Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City with Pastor Terri Haywood officiating.  Burial with full military rites will follow at the Oronogo Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.   Please visit for online condolences.  Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.

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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Simpson Funeral Home

400 W. Daugherty St.
Webb City, MO 64870

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10:00 AM
Simpson Funeral Home

400 W. Daugherty St.
Webb City, MO 64870

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Oronogo Cemetery

P.O. Box 83
Oronogo , Missouri 64855


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