Bedford – Eldon Lavern Cornelison, 89, of Bedford, died at 8:15 pm on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at White River Lodge.
Born August 11, 1927, in Anderson, MO, he was the son of Matt and Viola Madene (Edwards) Cornelison. He married Anna R. Taylor on September 15, 1947 and she preceded him in death on November 21, 2011. He had been employed at Colorado Fuel & Iron, Tom Sales and Coca-Cola, retiring after thirty-five years. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army and a member of the New Union Christian Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Delvin Darrell and Dorvin Carroll; two grandchildren, Ryan Matthew Cornelison and Jenelle Ann Brooks; three great grandchildren, Dalton Cornelison, Luna and Gideon Brooks; a daughter-in-law, Wanda Cornelison. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Eldon Eugene; a daughter, Brenda Darlene; a brother, Glenn; a sister, Joy Haun.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mike French officiating. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.