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Donna Cornelison, 84, of Creston

February 5, 1940 — June 24, 2024

Donna Cornelison, 84, of Creston

Per Donna’s wishes no services will be held. The Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of the professional arrangements. Online condolences may be left to the family at

Donna Lee Ray Cornelsion was born February 5, 1940, in Greenfield, Iowa to James Dale & Geraldine (Millhollin) Ray. Her family later moved to Stuart, IA, where she graduated from high school on May 21, 1958. She married Jerald Lyle Cornelison just prior to graduating, on March 30th, 1958.

Donna was blessed with two sons, Rodney James and Randy Ray. They spent several years living in Earlham, IA then moved to Phoenix, AZ, where she worked for the Department of Transportation until she retired.

Donna was a lover of life and compassionate for all animals, especially for her beloved dogs, most recently a rescue, Bailey Ray. She had a beautiful voice and a beautiful smile, and she loved to dance. She loved to cook and was known for the best ever chocolate chip cookies. Donna never really let the grass grow under her feet for long, preferring to travel as much as possible, especially with her dogs.

Donna is survived by her sisters, Sandra Sue Tipaldi (Frank) and Nancy Jim Simmons; her sons Rodney James Cornelison (Carla) and Randy Ray Cornelison (Leslie), her grandchildren Nicole Frost (Jeff), Christopher Cornelison (Bernadette) and Dylan Cornelison, and her great grandchildren Bentley, Jaxon, Donovan and Eliana.


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