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Obituary: Florence Johnson-Cornell, Columbus

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Florence Clara Johnson-Cornell, 92, of Columbus, formerly of Jamestown, NY, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Four Seasons Health Care Center.

Mrs. Johnson-Cornell worked as an executive secretary at Art Metal Construction Co., Marlin-Rockwell Corp., Sylvania de Puerto Rico, and the Scottish Rite Temple. She was also a court reporter for the Town of North Harmony in New York.

She was a member of Diana Lodge No. 114 I.O.V, Thule Lodge No. 127 Vasa Order of America, and Order of Eastern Star/Acanthus Chapter No. 127, Mayville, NY, was a former member of the Scottish Rite Auxiliary, Jamestown Shrine Club Auxiliary, Marvin Community House, Retirees of Jamestown Business and Professional Women's Club Inc., North Harmony Senior Citizens and the WCA Hospital Auxiliary. She also was a member of Columbus Chapter Order of Eastern Star.

Mrs. Johnson-Cornell attended Sandy Hook United Methodist Church in Columbus and was a member of Hurlbut Memorial Church in Chautauqua, New York. She enjoyed spending time with her family, attending her grandchildren's soccer, basketball, cross country, track and musical events, traveling, bowling, golf, reading, playing cards and participating in the Red Hat Society.

Funeral service will be conducted at Lind Funeral Home in Jamestown, NY. Calling will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th St. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Busti, NY

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

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Born in Ashville, NY, Sept. 21, 1920, Mrs. Johnson-Cornell was the daughter of Elmer L. and Minnie D. Hallberg Ticknor. She married Alton B. Johnson June 28, 1941. He preceded her in death Nov. 29, 1985. She married Robert G. Cornell April 15, 1989. He preceded her in death Sept. 17, 2001

She is survived by a daughter, Sally (Craig) Schneckenberger, Columbus; and grandchildren, Bradley A. (fiancée Brianne Steppe) Schneckenberger, Franklin, Ashleigh M. and Kimberly F. Schneckenberger, both of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; a sister, Helen Ticknor; and brothers, Leonard and Norman Ticknor.


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