The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

March 11, 2013

Olivia M. Cornelius

Clinton Herald

Andrew — Olivia M. Cornelius

Sept. 20, 1918-March 9, 2013

ANDREW — Olivia M. Cornelius, 94, of Andrew, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Mill Valley Care Center.

A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Andrew Salem Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Andrew Cemetery, Andrew, Iowa. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Lahey Funeral Home in Maquoketa.

Olivia Marie Cornelius was born September 20, 1918, in Olivenheim, CA, to Otto and Louise (Ehl) Koehlert. She married Chester Cornelius on December 8, 1939. He died on May 5, 1999.

She was a homemaker and farmed with her husband for 50 years. Also she was a member of the Andrew Salem Lutheran Church. She loved working on crafts and making paper mache sculptures, they went to craft shows many weekends in Iowa and Wisconsin selling her sculptures. She was an avid reader and kept up with things.

She is survived by two daughters, Chris (Ken) Weuste of Andrew, Rosemary Yappen of Maquoketa; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Margaret in 1998; two sisters and two brothers.

Memorials are preferred.

Death date: March 9, 2013