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Claude R Cornelison

October 23, 1938 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Claude Cornelison Obituary

Claude R. Cornelison, age 85 of Paoli, passed away on December 1, 2023 at his home. He was born in Milltown, IN on October 23, 1938 to parents James Roscoe Cornelison & Thyra Winona Poehlein Cornelison. He married Lois Ann Richey Combs on January 26, 1998. Claude was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran where he served in the Vietnam War. He also retired from GTE of Corydon, IN. 

Survivors include:

His wife Lois Ann Cornelison of Paoli

Daughters: Della Hensley (Keith) of Marengo, Elizabeth Norton (Harley) of Burnsville, NC, & Peggy Hoke (Bill) of Paoli

Sons: James Cornelison of Milltown & Russel Cornelison of Milltown

Son-in-law: Joaquin Zapien

Sister: Thyra Taylor of Paoli

Brother: Dr. James R. Cornelison of FL

11 Grandchildren

Several Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren

He was preceded in death by brothers: Wayne & Jake Cornelison; sisters: Peggy Hammond & Ruth Stewart, daughter: Page Zapien; grandson: Miguel Zapien; & a great great-grandchild Haliegh Norton.

The visitation for Claude R. Cornelison will be Monday, December 4, 2023, from 11 am until 1 pm at the funeral home. The funeral will follow at 1 pm. Bro. Harvey McAdams will officiate. The burial will be at the Paoli Community Cemetery. For condolences visit


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December 4, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
McAdams Mortuary
500 S. W. 1st St.
Paoli, IN 47454

Funeral Service
December 4, 2023

1:00 PM
McAdams Mortuary
500 S. W. 1st St.
Paoli, IN 47454


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