Glenn A. Cornell

February 22, 2023

Glenn A. Cornell, 86, of Frankfort, Ind., died February 22, 2023 at IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.  He was born on March 23, 1936 in Tippecanoe County to Glenn and Margaret (Larhman) Cornell.  He was previously married to June Kay Gipson and they divorced.  He married Carol Ann Schmitter in 1968 and she preceded him in death on March 8, 1996.  He then married Pansy E. Ellis Webb on January 12, 2002 and she preceded him in death on August 29, 2016.

Glenn was a 1954 graduate of Monitor High School in Tippecanoe County and served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He worked in the automotive industry for over 40 years and at Subaru of Indiana Automotive in Lafayette for 12 years.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  His other memberships include the Knights of Columbus, Moose Lodge, Eagles, and American Legion. Glenn enjoyed golfing, bowling, traveling, watching sports & gardening.

Visitation and Services

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort, Indiana. Friends may visit from 12 Noon until the time of service at the funeral home. Father Paul Cochran will officiate. Burial will follow at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Frankfort. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 600 S. Mary’s Ave., Frankfort, IN 46041 or Mooseheart Charities, 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539-1100.

Survived by:

Daughters: Vicki Lynn (companion Frank Piontkowski) Elkins of Lafayette, Lori Ann (Dan) Pickett of Crawfordsville, Natalie Jean (Pat) Griswold of Lafayette, Son: Anthony Glen (Holly Cornell) Cornell of Frankfort, Brothers: Robert Cornell of Lafayette, John Cornell of Lafayette, 13 Grandchildren, 27 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great Great-Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

His parents, spouses and son-in-law, Jim Elkins.


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “Glenn A. Cornell”

  1. Jeffrey L cox February 23, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    So sorry for your loss. It was a joy to cut his hair for so many years. Jeff Cox

  2. Wayne and Susie Brock February 23, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Glenn was such a polite, caring person. We’re sure he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Wayne and Susie Brock

  3. John Hobaugh February 27, 2023 at 10:13 am

    My name is John Hobaugh. I met Glenn at CCD class around 1949 at St Boniface Church in Lafayette. We saw each other every Sunday at church and CCD growing up. When we got older, I saw him a little during rural youth meetings too. After high school, our lives took us in different directions. Surprisingly, we ran into each other at a store in Frankfort around 1970s-80s range. I cant quite remember the exact year. It was a pleasant surprise to see him after all those years. We spent quite a bit of time catching each other up. I still remember that day. We would continue to run into each other from time to time at the stores and stop and talk. We would spend a good 30 minutes talking. It was never a quick hi and bye. We updated each other on our lives and families. I just saw him a few months ago at Walmart. We probably spent 20 min or so chatting. It was good to have stayed in contact with someone from my childhood. I will really miss those conversations with an old friend. I am so sorry for your loss, he will be greatly missed.

  4. Debra Walker February 27, 2023 at 12:27 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Glen’s passing.
    So many memories I hold in my heart with Glen, Carol and Tony. Best neighbors and friends you could ever ask for.
    Thoughts and prayers to each of the kids and family.
    Much love Deb, Aaron and Brock Walker.

  5. Katy Tarr March 1, 2023 at 5:29 am

    So very sorry for your loss. I knew Glenn through Pansy, who was a very dear friend of mine.

  6. Rick Callahan March 15, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    So sorry to hear about Glenn’s passing. He was a fun and happy guy. Glenn gave me and my brother some horseradish plants 20 or more years ago. Mine eventually petered out, but my brother Kirk’s horseradish plants from Glenn are still going strong. – Rick Callahan

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