1933 Audrey 2022

Audrey Cornelius

June 9, 1933 — March 17, 2022

Audrey June Cornelius 88, of Peoria, passed away on Thursday March 17, 2022 at Heritage Health of Normal. She was born on June 9, 1933 in Sparland the daughter of Melvin and Lucille (Griswold) Davis. Audrey married Robert Lee Cornelius Sr. on June 28, 1952 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on February 4, 2009.

She graduated from Woodruff High School class of 1951. Audrey and her husband owned and operated Cornelius American Motors and A & B Liquors in Chillicothe. She later worked for Bergner’s. Audrey was a member of Redeemer Lutheran church in Peoria and Arrowhead Country Club. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

Audrey is survived by two daughters Cindy Renzelman of Normal, Cheri (Jim) Huff of Bloomington; nine grandchildren Kyle (Jenn) Renzelman of Las Vegas, Craig Renzelman of Pekin, Kari (Josh) Holtz of Wheaton, Brett (Jocelyn) Cornelius of Farmington, Maggie Cornelius of East Peoria, Morgan Cornelius of St. Louis, Tiffany (Mark) Bode of Downs, Travis (Kristen) Huff of Bloomington, Chad Huff of Bloomington; one daughter-in-law Lisa Cornelius of East Peoria; thirteen great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law Darlene Cornelius of Lake in the Hills; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Robert Lee Cornelius Jr, one son-in-law Rick Renzelman, two sisters Phyllis Davis, Dorothy Neal; one infant brother and one brother-in-law Richard Cornelius.

A visitation will be held on Friday March 25, 2022 from 10am to 11am at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Peoria. Funeral service will begin at 11am. Associate Pastor Aaron Hickey will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Peoria.

Memorial contributions in honor of Audrey may be directed to the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Peoria or Transitions Hospice Care of Peoria. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.cumerfordclary.com.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, March 25, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Redeemer Lutheran Church

6801 N Allen Rd, Peoria, IL 61614

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 25, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Redeemer Lutheran Church

6801 N Allen Rd, Peoria, IL 61614

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Committal

Friday, March 25, 2022

Starts at 12:00pm (Central time)

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