Margie Belle Cornett, of Creighton, MO., was born July 7th, 1943 in Kansas City, MO to Walter Monroe Kirk and Nellie Mae (Teters) Kirk. At some point her family moved to the Creighton area where she met Jessie Dean Cornett, who had recently returned from service in the Army, and they were married on December 1st, 1960. Margie passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday morning December 19th, 2014. She is survived by 5 children, Jessie Dean Cornett Jr. and Nancy Engle of Creighton, MO, Joyce Elaine Cornett of Lebanon, MO, Michelle Renia Branson of Kansas City, MO, Robert Franklyn Cornett of Liberty, MO, and James Flint Cornett of Creighton, MO; two sisters Vanetta (Cornelia) Barnum of Rockville, MO and Caroline Smith of Lowry City, MO. Margie also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Correnna, Jessie III, Courtney, Daniel, and Derek; 8 great-grandchildren (with another one on the way); a multitude of other family members and cherished friends.
Preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Jessie Dean Cornett; 5 brothers, James Kirk, Virgil Kirk, Earl Kirk, Floyd Kirk and Walter (Jack) Kirk; two sisters, Mary Jane Louellan and Lily Mae Lalton; one infant child Correnna Yvette Cornett and one great grandchild Avery Cornett.
Margie lived most of her life in the Creighton area raising her family with her husband. They had a small farm just outside of Creighton. Margie worked at several jobs over the years, such as the Holden Sewing Factory, Chastain’s Nursing Home in Clinton and driving a semi over the road for JB Hunt with her husband. After retiring from driving she re-opened her fabric and quilting shop (known as Margie’s Remnant Shop) in Creighton and helped her husband with the farm.
Margie enjoyed camping and fishing even though she couldn’t swim, so you had better not rock the boat. She loved owls and had a pretty extensive collection of owl figurines and wall hangings. She also especially loved spending time with family and friends any time she could. She often enjoyed a good road trip about the country visiting or shopping when she was in better health. She also had a silly side at times. She will very much be missed by her family and friends. We, her children, know that she is with our Dad Jessie again and other family members that have gone ahead.