October 22, 2021

Ruby Cornelison


Ruby I. Cornelison, 77, of Lenox, died Monday, October 11, 2021 at Lenox Care Center in Lenox.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel. Family will greet friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton at a later date. Memorials may be directed to her family for a future designation.

Ruby Irene was born Dec. 10, 1943, in Osceola, to Doc and Maymie (Petersohn) Bailey. She grew up in the Thayer area and was a graduate of East Union High School. She was married on March 28, 1964, in Belton, Missouri, to Ronald Cornelison. Ron was in the U.S. Air Force, so they lived in various places throughout his career. They eventually settled in Lorimor, where they lived for several years.

She had been a member of the South Side Boosters in Creston and played in their kitchen band.

Ruby is survived by her daughter, Renea (Tim) Beaty; son, Randy (Lisa) Cornelison; brothers, Bill (Marge) Bailey and Gary Bailey; sister, Phyllis Clark; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Doc and Maymie (Petersohn) Bailey; husband, Ronald Cornelison; brothers, Robert Bailey and Richard Bailey; and sister, Betty Eckardt.

Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrishcom.