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Obituary – Jerry W. Cornelison

Jerry Wayne Cornelison was born October 30, 1956, in Peoria, Ill., to Gerald and Irma (Rinaldo) Cornelison. He passed away May 6, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 65.

Jerry grew up in the Mapleton and Glassford, Ill., areas. He attended Illini Bluffs High School in Glassford where he excelled in wrestling, which earned him the nickname of “Killer,” which many people still knew him by today. He graduated with the class of 1974.

Jerry moved to the Summersville area in 1995, and later went to work at the South Central Correctional Center in Licking, from which he had recently retired, in November of 2021.

Jerry loved the outdoors and could often be found hunting and fishing in his spare time. He also enjoyed bowling.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald, and a sister, Becky.

Jerry is survived by his mother, Irma Cornelison; his children, Brad Cornelison, Scott Cornelison and his wife Ashley, and Amy Mowrer and her husband, Josh; as well as five grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A memorial visitation will be held for Jerry Wayne Cornelison at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville, Mo., on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 4 to 6 p.m.


  1. Sandy (Pye) Smith on May 12, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    I would like to send along my deepest sympathy to the Family of Jerry,

    He was a great guy in High School and will be missed.

  2. Renea Beaty on May 12, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    So shocked to read this when I got home, fond memories of riding trails and cave exploring with him. Thinking of you Irma Cornelison, I’m so sorry.

  3. Christine Peters Shahan on May 13, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Jerry and Becky were great friends. I have so many memories of our school years and of our summers! My deepest condolences.

  4. Charles Emig on May 17, 2022 at 10:15 am

    I miss Jerry and Becky. They are together in heaven. I miss the old days. She would bring 🦚 feathers to school.i will miss both.

    Love chuck

  5. Teresa Carrington Murray on June 27, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    I miss you Jerry it took me years to find you you were my first boyfriend I’m glad I got to visit you and your mom in 2020 Irma I pray for you to get through this he told me how much he loved you I will miss him so much he was so kind to me love you Jerry Teresa

  6. Teresa Carrington Murray on June 28, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    He will be forever missed

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