Carol L. (Robnolte) Cornell

June 05, 1939 ‒ January 28, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Carol L. (Robnolte) Cornell passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital following a short illness. She was 79.

Born June 5, 1939 in Mansfield the daughter of Charles P. And Lilian (Butts) Robnolte, graduated from Mansfield Senior High in 1957.

She married John H. Cornell on November 1, 1957 and together they celebrated 55 years. They resided in Columbus, Ohio for more than 40 years.

Carol worked as a secretary for Westinghouse, Columbus City Schools (25 years) and for several area schools during her retirement. She retired in 2003.

Carol loved to make people laugh, to go to the beach and sew.  She was a long-time Cincinnati Reds fan.  She volunteered for What Goes Round Thrift Store for 10 years, enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bellville.

Carol is survived by her devoted husband John Cornell of Mansfield, daughter and son-in-law Christine and Clark McCreedy of Lansing, MI; a son Michael Cornell of Los Angeles, CA; a granddaughter Erin McCreedy; a sister and brother-in-law Sandra and James Pfieffer of Mansfield; and many, many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Patricia Schumacher.

A Celebration of Carol’s Life will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in the late spring. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers it is strongly suggested that contributions in her memory be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio in honor of her passion of service to others or St. Paul Lutheran Church Bellville.

For condolences, please

    • Thank you Floyd! We were just talking about you the other day. Dad will be living with Mike in CA. – John and Christine

  • My heartfelt condolences to John (a longtime McDonald’s friend and golf buddy) and the entire family. The thrift store will certainly miss Carol and her selfless contributions.

  • We miss our dear friend Carol and send our sympathy to John, Mike, Christine and family. Blessings and love Mary and Bill

  • I was truly sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was a wonderful friend to work with at What Goes Round and a fine bridge player! I will miss her very much.

  • Our deepest sympathy to Carol’s families. Will miss her smile and laughter at St.Paul’s Lutheran Church.

  • My sympathy to John and family. Carol and I worked together
    at the thrift store since it opened. It just will not be the same without her.
    We will miss her dearly.

  • Carol was my “go to” friend for 40 plus years. Friday dinners with Carol and John were the highlight of the week for Dan and I.She will always hold a special place in my heart. Love and comfort to the family.