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Avis Claytena Cornell

August 2, 1942 November 5, 2018
Avis Claytena Cornell
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Avis Claytena Cornell (nee McClure), 76, of Elyria was re-united with the love of her life on November 5, 2018. Avis passed away peacefully after a long and courageous fight with cancer. She was born August 2, 1942 in Hamlin, WV. She was employed since 1991 at Midway Mall, Elyria in the food court taking only a few years off to care for her husband and then returning to the place she loved to be most. Avis put pride into all she did while working and be-friended everyone she met. When not at work, she loved spending time with friends and family , beautifying her yard, and making her famous fudge. Her mission after her diagnosis was to encourage all she could to be vigilant and get checked often for early detection of cancer. Survivors include her children Mark A, Cornell of Elyria, Alesha L. (Douglas) Weaver of Elyria; her brother Howard (Karen) McClure of Charleston, WV; grandchildren Justin Weaver, and Emily Weaver both of Elyria, Stephanie Cornell of Suffolk, VA., Michael Cornell of England, Kathryn Felts of New Kent, VA. ; great grandchildren Taylar and Abigail; niece Crystal (Jarrett) Forrest; great niece Sydney Forrest; great nephew Michael Forrest all of Charleston, WV; step-children Larry, Wayne, and Louise Cornell of Southpoint, OH. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 38 years Paul A. Cornell; parents Clifton Ellison McClure and Dorothy M. McClure-Chandler; half-sister Doris Jean Pauley. Family will receive friends 4-7 PM Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria 440-322-4626, where funeral services will be held 11 Am Friday. Pastor Gary Griffith will officiate. Burial Resthaven Memory Gardens (Avon). If preferred, in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, OH or Wesleyan Senior Living in Elyria, OH.Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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4:00 PM 11/8/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/8/2018 7:00:00 PM
Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home

38475 Chestnut Ridge
Elyria, OH 44035

Funeral Services 11:00 AM Friday, November 9, 2018 in the funeral home

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Elyria 44035 OH
United States

Cemetery Details


Resthaven Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

3700 Center Rd.
Avon, OH 44011

3700 Center Rd. Avon 44011 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wesleyan Village

807 West Ave.
Elyria, OH 44035
Seidman Cancer Center, Cleveland, Ohio

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