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Celebration of life services for Nadine Cornelius will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Stephens-Key Chapel in Pryor. Chaplain Q.L. Bell will officiate. Services are entrusted to Stephens-Key Funeral and Cremation Care.
Nadine Cornelius, 82, of Pryor, passed away peacefully at home on February 20, 2017 surrounded by family. She was born in Monett, Missouri on November 21, 1934 to Earnest and Ruth Bowman. After losing both of her parents at an early age she was raised in a children's home in the the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Greenville, Tennessee. She attended Camp Creek School where she graduated in 1953.
While in high school Nadine excelled in and lettered in basketball her senior year. She later became an exceptional seamstress, making clothes for her children, and even crafting clothing for the girls' dolls. After marrying her second husband, Eli, she became an upholsterer, and together they owned and operated Eli's Upholstery for many years. Her favorite hobbies included bowling and fishing; however her favorite pastime was spending time with her large family, especially her many grandkids and great grandkids. She was affectionately known as "Granny" by many in town and was often seen walking her grandkids daily.
Nadine had a deep sense of honesty and integrity. She was known for her compassion and willingness to do anything for anyone whenever she was able. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by children Belinda Satterfield and husband Virgil of Newcastle, James Cornelius of Florida, Bill Snider and wife Carla of Wellston, Beth Snider of the home, and Jana Baird and husband Ben of Connecticut; grandchildren David Wolfe and wife Stefanie, Ashley Ketcher and husband Wes, Rebecca Snider, Matthew Cornelius, Ashley Cornelius, Caitlin Snider, Summer Cornelius and boyfriend Timothy, Boomer Sanders and wife Marina, and Kathleen Baird; and great grandchildren Makala, Xavier, Joseph, Aidan, Blake, Nayana, Jordan, Abigail, Kavasa, and Tobias; and two brothers Gene and Jimmy Bowman. Special friends: Kilee Russell, Donna Boswell, and Andy Wolfe and family.

Nadine is preceded in death by husband of 33 years, Eli; both parents; three brothers, Howard, Kenny, and Ray; her sister Maxine Scott, and special friend Maudie Wolfe.
Published on February 22, 2017
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