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March 11, 1926 – Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo
Friday, March 6, 2009
10:30 AM

Visitation Information

Ruth M. (Isaacson) Cornell, was born to Henry and Cora (Hillman) Isaacson on March 11, 1926 in Minneapolis. She was baptized on May 8, 1926 and was confirmed on May 12, 1940. Ruth graduated from Central High School in 1944. She graduated from Augsburg College in 1949 with a BA Degree in English, Home Economics and Christianity.

After college she was a Parish worker for Augustana Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She was employed by Buffalo Schools from 1969 until 1991.

Ruth Isaacson and Andrew Cornell were united in marriage on June 29, 1951 and they were blessed with three sons. She became a member of Zion Lutheran Church in 1963 when her husband became the pastor.

She served the congregation by teaching Release Time and Vacation Bible School. She also taught the Bethel Bible Series and Stephen Ministry Classes. After retirement, she served as a part-time secretary in the church office.

Her Hobbies were travel, knitting, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Ruth is survived by sons, Philip Cornell, David (Amy) Cornell and Thomas (Brenda) Cornell: Granddaughters, Sara and Kaitlyn: Sisters, Yvonne (Vernie) Payne and Carol (Charles) Latterner: Brother, Donald Isaacson: Sisters-in-Law: LaVern Isaacson and Esther (Wesley) Stiles: and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Andrew J. Cornell.

A Memorial Service for Ruth will be held at 10:30am on Friday March 6, 2009 at Zion Lutheran Church. Friends and family will gather one hour prior to the service. Chaplin Chuck Dake will preside over the service. Pianist is Michael Fischer and Soloist is Angie Gislason. Prior to the service is a private inurnment at Zion Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Lakeridge Care Center. The arrangements for Ruth Cornell were entrusted to The Peterson Chapel-Buffalo.

Ruth’s Favorite Quote:
“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not on our circumstances”

Martha Washington

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Emmanuel Hailey

    To the family of Ruth Cornell;
    Our heart were very saddened to hear of the loss of Ruth. You can take comfort in knowing that the greatest force in the universe Jehovah God, will undue the terrible effects of sickness and death.

    Isaiah 26:19; “Your dead ones will live. . . . They will rise up.” Have complete trust in the words stated at Revelation 21:4.. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

    The Bible makes it clear that God did not originally intend for humans to die.
    He created the first human pair Adam and Eve, placed them in an earthly paradise called Eden, and instructed them to have children and extend their Paradise home earth wide.

    After sin and death entered into the world, God revealed that it was his purpose that the dead be restored to life by means of a resurrection.

    The resurrection hope is made possible by means of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

    Jehovah God use Jesus to raise the dead; …John 5:28-29 tells us; . .Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice. and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

    Soon, Jesus’ Kingdom rule will bring relief to mankind and transform the entire earth into a paradise. (Luke 21:10, 11, 25-31)

    Take comfort in knowing that this is not the end of Ruth life…when she awakens in the resurrection… Part two of his life in perfect health will continued in the paradise earth, soon to come…..

    The Hailey’s

  2. Joyce and Ray Korblick

    Phil, Dave, and Tom,
    My sympathy to you and your families. I’ve known your Mom for most of my life. It was a pleasure to work with such a remarkable woman, but most of all to call her friend. It’s hard to put into words how much I respected her and how she shaped my life. We are in Florida for the winter, but our thoughts and love will be with you. God bless…but I know he already has.
    Joyce and Ray Korblick

  3. George Jundt

    Tom(my former student) Philip & David
    My sympathy is with you and your families. Ruth was our neighbor when we lived in Tower Hill eleven years ago. We now live in Monticello. We learned of her death this evening from the Buffalo paper. She and I visited a lot when I entertained with my accordions at the nursing home. Her favorite subject was “her boys”. Ruth was a “Great” lady.
    George Jundt

  4. Robyn Patri

    I miss Aunt Ruth so much. I will cherish the great memories and photos of her always. God Bless you.
    Love The Patri’s


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