Dorothy Louise Cornish 1920 - 2011
A memorial service for Dorothy Louise Cornish, 91, formerly of Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Road, Topeka. Inurnment will be private at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Topeka.
Mrs. Cornish died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
She was born March 27, 1920, in Topeka, the daughter of John and Dorothy McKernan Moore. She graduated from Hayden High School and attended Washburn University.
Mrs. Cornish was a long-time member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. She was active in Topeka with Mulvane Art Museum and the Junior League, and was a member of Topeka Country Club. She spent many years in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she volunteered for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra and was a member of the Garden of the Gods Club. Mrs. Cornish enjoyed playing bridge and took up painting landscapes at the age of 84.
She married L.M. “Bud” Cornish on Nov. 7, 1945, in Fort Leavenworth. He preceded her in death April 12, 1999.
She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Tom and James Moore, and a sister, Rita Mueller.
Survivors include two sons, Craig Cornish and wife Donna, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kent Cornish and wife Pam, Lawrence; five grandchildren, Kevin Cornish, Megan Cornish Robinson, Kyle Cornish, Ashley Cornish and Emma Cornish; two brothers, John “Bud” Moore, Topeka, and Jerry Moore, Coos Bay, Ore.; and a sister, Patricia Haines, Topeka.
The family will greet friends one hour prior to service Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggest memorials to the Topeka Community Foundation, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra or Sacred Heart Chapel at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.kevinbrennanfamily.com.