CLARK — Myrtle E. Cornelius, 90, of Clark, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018, in the Clark Care and Rehabilitation Center at Clark after a long illness.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 8, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clark. Following a luncheon, burial will be held in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Furness Funeral Home in Clark, and after 9 a.m. Monday at the Church.
Myrtle Elaine Gilbert was born December 22, 1927, in LaDelle to Ralph and Nancy (Freeburg) Gilbert. She graduated from Huron High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to Russell Cornelius June 30, 1948.
She was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was employed as Deputy Auditor of Clark County, served as County Auditor, and worked for Citizens State Bank. They moved to Minneapolis in 1969, and then to Florida in 1988.She retired and returned to the Clark area in 1990.
She is survived by her children, Mick (Donna) Cornelius of Sioux Falls, Joyce (Jake Jr.) Hansen of Garden City; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband, Russell; brothers, Keith and Gordon; and a sister, Joyce in infancy.