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James H. Cornett

March 29, 1917 — December 11, 2020

James H. Cornett

James H. "Jim" Cornett, age 103, of Loogootee, Indiana passed away at 11:20 a.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020 at the Loogootee Nursing Home Center, Loogootee, Indiana.He was born on March 29, 1917 in Brodhead, Kentucky, to the late James and Elizabeth Cornett.

Jim married S. Marie Lane on November 20, 1936 and she preceded him in death in November 1998.

He loved Fords, country music, playing his guitar and spending time with family and friends. He was also known to aggravate his grandkids and enjoyed carpentry work. Jim was a long-time standing member of the Shoals Christian Church. He retired from National Gypsum on November 30, 1981.

Survivors include his children, Marilyn Tow of Indianapolis; Richard (Margie) Cornett of Loogootee; Becky Truelove of Owensboro, Ky; Sally Burch of Shoals and Shari (James) Flippins of Santa Claus; daughter in law Pamela Cornett of Plainfield; 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and 20 great great grandchildren with one arriving soon. His sisters Martha Jane (Eck) Gabberd of Eaton, OH and Donna Roby of Vero Beach Florida and a brother Frank Wilmot of Eaton, OH and many nieces and nephews.

Also preceding him in death was his stepfather Cleve Wilmot and his daughters Betty Lou Cornett in infancy and Shirley M. Harding; sons James L Cornett, Roger E Cornett and infant Randy Scott Cornett; Son in laws Wilson Tow and Larry Harding along with 3 sisters and 5 brothers.

Honorary Pallbearers include his grandsons Kory Crowder, Todd Harding, Casey Cornett, Chan Cornett, Brandon Bauernfiend, Steve and Derek Tow.

A visitation will be Tuesday December 15th from 2:00 to 5:00, funeral service at 5:00 at the Shoals Christian Church, 601 North Main Street, Shoals, IN 47581.  Service available via facebook live on the Shoals Christian Church Facebook page.

Final resting place will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Gratis, Ohio beside his wife of 62 years and his two infant children. 

Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery, off of St Rt. 122 on Brubaker Road, Gratis, Ohio.  Arrangements entrusted to Barnes Funeral Home, Eaton, OH.

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Visitation

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Shoals Christian Church

601 Main Street, Shoals, IN 47581

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Starts at 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Shoals Christian Church

601 Main Street, Shoals, IN 47581

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

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