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ROSSVILLE - Teresa Dawn "Terri" or "T" Cornell, 56, of Rossville, Ill., passed away at home at 5:48 p.m. March 20, 2017.
Teresa was born Sept. 6, 1960, the daughter of William J. Roberts and Charlotte Pickett in Danville, Ill.
She married Ronnie Cornell on April 22, 1978, at her family home in Rossville. He survives.
Survivors include her parents, William J. Roberts of Danville, and Charlotte (Frederick) C. Hoffman of Rossville; her husband, Ronnie Cornell of Rossville; two daughters, Brandy (Deron) Owens of Henning, and Ashley Cornell of Rossville; two brothers, Richard (Belinda) Roberts of Rankin, and Brian (Kim) Hoffman of Danville; three sisters, Pamela (Jack) Ray of Rossville, Jeanette Hoffman of Hoopeston, and Deborah (Bob) Sarko of Warrensburg, Ill.; four grandchildren, Maci, Jordyn, Devyn and Kaydyn; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.
Teresa attended Rossville United Methodist Church. She graduated from Rossville High School where she was a track and volleyball athletic standout. She received her degree in Data Processing from DACC and worked in data processing at P&EI Inc, M&M Pallet and McLane's. She also tended bar at The Village Pub and was the bartender and bar manager of American Legion Post 733 in Rossville. Later in her career, she was employed at Accent/LinCare and then worked as a home health care aide for AlphaCare/ResCare.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Larry Baughn and Bob Ray will co-officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Teresa's family to assist with funeral expenses. Please join Teresa's family in sharing memories, photos and videos on her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 22, 2017
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