Obituary

Shirley Ann Cornett, a resident of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, passed away on April 26, 2018 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was 78.

Shirley was born March 13, 1940 in Georgetown, Arkansas, the daughter of Harvey Otis and Gertrude Leona (Shackleford) Sisemore. A fearless individual, one of Shirley’s favorite memories as an adolescent was catching snakes with her siblings.

At age 14, Shirley met Clint Cornett, her husband of 60 years, at the local skating rink in Huntsville, Arkansas. After four years of dating, Shirley and Clint married December 21, 1957 after she graduated from Huntsville High School the previous May.

After marrying, Shirley and Clint moved to Fayetteville and worked in the Levi’s factory before moving to Brewster, Washington, where Clint managed an apple orchard. The couple returned to Arkansas in 1963 and established their home in Prairie Grove with their two children, Tammy Cornett Reed and Tim Cornett. Both, Clint and Shirley would work in factory jobs until establishing C&S Inc. in Springdale, Arkansas in 1973. They would operate C&S Inc. together for more than 40 years before retiring in December 2015.

Shirley and Clint loved traveling together, especially after retiring from the shop in Springdale. They would often take long drives through the Ozark Mountains, and visit the counties and towns they grew up in as kids. One of the favorite trips they made was a trip to Colorado. They rode the train at Silverton, Colorado and would travel to Million Dollar Highway. Shirley also loved shopping and was a regular at TJ Maxx, J.C. Penney and Dillard’s in Fayetteville. Her shoe collection would rival any shoe museum in the United States.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers Tony, Bobby and W.C Sisemore, two sisters Carolyn McChrisitan and Joann Bragg and one grandchild Rayce Crabtree.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years Clint Cornett; two children Tammy Cornett Reed and Tim Cornett and wife Diana; five grandchildren Nicole Rochier and husband Billy, Brandi Reed, and Madison Thomas and husband Tyler, Paige Hummingbird and Kaylan Cornett; eight great-grandchildren Skila Reed, Stone Bowen, Raegan Rochier, Brie Rochier, Kaiden Rochier, Ryley Jaye Hummingbird, Reece Hummingbird, Evan Skye Thomas; one great-great-grandchild Kynzlee Reed; one brother Tommy Sisemore; one sister Diane Martin and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m at Luginbuel Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, at Prairie Grove Christian Church. Burial will be in the Bethesda Cemetery in Morrow, Arkansas.
Funeral Service

10:00 am
Prairie Grove Christian Church.
Visitation

6:00 pm
Luginbuel Funeral Home.
Final Resting Place
Bethesda Cemetery
North, Row 03 07, Space 55
General

Mar 13, 1940

Apr 26, 2018

78

Tributes

So sorry for the loss of a sweet aunt,sister,grandmother,mother and wife. Our prayers are with all family and friends may God give peace. Ronda Glasco, Pauline Sisenore and Jon Wagner, Catherine Collins
Ronda Glasco - neice
We are so very sorry for your families loss. You will all be in our prayers for the weeks to come.
James & Jamie Carlson - Friends with Stone Bowen
Prayers for comfort, peace and understanding for the family. Shirley was an extraordinary woman. She will be missed and remembered.
Reine Moore - Friend
In our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace.
Todd, Karmen & Hayley Messer - Friend of family
Clint and family: So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Shirley was a sweet and beautiful lady. Our prayers are with you and your family as you face this difficult time. " May God Bless " A friend and past neighbor. Juanita Davenport
Juanita Davenport - Friend and Neighbor
Clint and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you in this time of need and may He bring you peace and strength.
Cindy and Nathan Lowery - Friend
Clint and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you in this time of need and may He bring you peace and strength.
Cindy and Nathan Lowery - Friend
Three things I will remember the most about Shirley. Every time I was on my way to work I would see the C&S truck. I would speed up to catch it. Shirley would be looking straight ahead until she could feel I was looking at her. She would then look, smile and wave. When Destinee was little she would go over to Clint and Shirley’s and they would treat her the same as their own Grandchildren. Last but definitely not least. I would not have a brother if it wasn’t for her. Nikki would have been a widow. My wonderful Nieces and awesome Nephew would not have a father. Thank you very much Mrs Shirley.
Jackson Rochier - Friend
Funeral Service

10:00 am
Prairie Grove Christian Church.
Visitation

6:00 pm
Luginbuel Funeral Home.
Final Resting Place
Bethesda Cemetery
North, Row 03 07, Space 55
General

Mar 13, 1940

Apr 26, 2018

78