Kenneth L. CornettMay 21, 1930 ~ April 27, 2017 (age 86)
Kenneth L. Cornett, 86, of 224 North Cherry Street, St. Marys, died 11:38 A.M. Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
He was born May 21, 1930, in Christopher, Kentucky, the son of Samuel and Clora (Gross) Cornett.
On April 8, 1949 he married Marvary Ratliff in Mayking, Kentucky, Letcher County, and she preceded him in death on August 21, 2013.
He is survived by his children: Deborah (Wesley) grant of Stockbridge, Georgia; Theresa (Darrell) Bayman of Saint Marys; Tammy (Daniel) Stinebaugh of Brighton, Colorado.
He is survived by his 8 grandchildren: Christy Collins; Angela Bruggeman; Brittany Harris; Melissa Galbreath; Jennifer Herzog; Colenna Paysen; Benjamin Paysen; Amanda Pope.
He is also survived by 24 great-grandchildren; and by 8 great-great-grandchildren.
He is survived by one brother, James (Ella Fay) Cornett of Dayton, Ohio.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; wife; by a son, Michael Cornett; by his brother Enos Cornett; by a sister, Evelyn Breshers. Mr. Cornett’s brother, Lanny Cornett, died in Hazard, Kentucky, just minutes prior to Kenneth’s death in St. Marys.
Mr. Cornett was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Korean War. He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in St. Marys. He loved studying history, watching old movies, fishing and camping. He dearly loved his cat, Petey. He was a member of VFW Post 9289.
Funeral rites will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Monday at the Miller Funeral Home, where memorial gifts may be given to Grand Lake Hospice.