Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Cornwell-Clem

June 3, 1941 – January 21, 2020

Mary Elizabeth Cornwell-Clem, 78, of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at her residence.

Born June 3, 1941, in English, she was the daughter of George Thomas and Helen Marie (Lemmon) Morgan. She married Tommy Delmont Cornwell on August 31, 1973, and he preceded her in death on February 6, 2010.  Her next marriage was to Fredrick Lynn Clem on December 28, 2016.

Mary had been employed at Lonnie’s Restaurant.  She was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church and attended the Bride of Christ Fellowship.  Mary was a social butterfly, enjoyed bluegrass music, and was a member of the Red Hat Society.

Survivors include her husband, Fredrick Clem of Mitchell; daughters, Rosezona (Michael) Bowden of Corydon, Shaunta (Ron) Dunbar of Corydon; grandchildren, Michael Bowden II, Morgan Bowden, Jayden (McKendra), Bowden, Amanda (Danny) Perry, Dianne (Stephen) Sweeney, Danielle (James) Hodek, Triton Mann, Stephen Dunbar, and Arianna Dunbar; 7 great-grandchildren; nephew, Brian (Serena) Hobson of Paoli; siblings, James Thomas Bullington of Birdseye, Macel Pate of Paoli, Mettie Allen of Paoli, Marjorie Ingle of Paoli and Martha Forbes of English.

Her parents; husband, Tommy Cornwell; and sisters, Margaret Hobson and Minnie Sue Madden, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, January 24th, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Steve Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Stampers Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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