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Eldon Corne

veteranJun 23rd, 1930 - Feb 28th, 2018

Memorial Service: ​10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018 at First Church of God with military honors presented at the conclusion of the service


   Eldon David Corne, age 87, of Flora, Illinois, and formerly of Ithaca, Michigan, passed away Wednesday morning, February 28, 2018, at his home.

   Eldon was born June 23, 1930, in Saginaw, Michigan, the son of Luther Blaze and Emma A. (Hahn) Corne.  He married JoAnn Geraldine Moffett on July 26, 1958, in Norfolk, Virginia, and together they shared 44 years of marriage.  She preceded him in death June 8, 2003. 

   Eldon was a ship serviceman in the U.S. Navy, and in 1966 he retired from the Navy after 20 years.  He then went on to work for the City of Norfolk, Virginia, as a senior account clerk in the treasurer’s office.  After retirement, Eldon and JoAnn returned to Michigan.  He was a longtime member of the Church of God.  Eldon enjoyed playing music and could play any string instrument by ear, but especially enjoyed the guitar and mandolin. He also enjoyed watching western movies on TV.  Eldon was a good husband and father who had a mild temperament and was always willing to lend a helping hand to others.

   Eldon is survived by 3 children: Jenise Lynn LeMay (Michael) of Flora, Dale Nathan Corne of Flora, and David Eldon Corne (Beverly) of Lincoln, Kansas; 5 grandchildren: Megan (Michael) Farrar, Crystelle LeMay, Nathan LeMay, Joshua Corne, and Katie Corne; 2 great-grandchildren: Aiden Michael and Colton James; 3 siblings: Bill Corne, Donna (Gary) Hill, and Diana (Leroy) Bayn; along with several nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; siblings: Harold Corne and Ethel Smith; and sister-in-law: Emma “Ricky” Corne.

   A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at First Church of God in Flora with Pastor Michael LeMay officiating.  Military funeral honors will be presented at the conclusion of the service.  Interment will be in the Seville Cemetery in Riverdale, Michigan, at a later date.  Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora assisted the family with arrangements. 


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Mike LeMay

February 28th

We will miss Eldon. He was a gentle man with a kind heart.

Ron Nussmeyer

March 1st

Am so sorry for your loss. Its never easy to lose a loved one. Unfortunately, I won' be able to attend Eldons services, but I assure you that your family will be in my prayers this weekend. Please accept my condolences!

Don Shipe

March 1st

You are all in my thoughts and prayers

Linda and Paul Clapsaddle

March 1st

So very sorry for your loss; It's hard to say good bye for now to a parent. Praise God for the assurance we have in Him. May you feel God's love especially around you today.

Gregg Corne

March 1st

Thanks Uncle Eldon for some good memories.

Rev. Dr. Neil & Tresa Davis

March 2nd

We are so very sorry for this loss in your family. Prayer for strength , & Keeping you all in thought as you travel through these days of sorrow.

Brock Davis

March 2nd

I was really touched reading this; there was a lot about Eldon I didn't know. He lived a full life and was truly blessed by his family and friends. Blessings.



Ryan & Jessica Muskopf
Cody & Kristen Lynn
Tina Branham
Joe and Sue Martin
Don and Mary Smith
Jim and Linda Grove
Ruth Stanford
Dale Corne I love you Dad
nancy brown
Ron Nussmeyer
Jan Jennings
Chris O’Brien
Alan & Charlotte Hickox
Bill & Sara Tooley
Marcy and John Biedka
Diana & Greg Rutland
The Residents & Staff at Flora Gardens Care Center
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford


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