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Eli “Pooh” Cornett, 68, of Milan, In., passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday June 8.

Eli was born Wednesday, June 14, 1944, at Viper, the son of John and Goldie (Engle) Cornett. He married Nancy (Haessig) Cornett on Saturday, June 26, 1965, and she survives.

Eli was a member of the St. Paul Methodist Church south of Sunman and a retired employee of Monsanto/Bayer in Cincinnati. He had worked for Henry Rose and Sons Well Drilling, and was owner/operator of Cornett Drive Way Sealing.

He loved the outdoors being a lover of golf, hunting, fishing, camping, nature, and gardening. He enjoyed working and helping out friends and neighbors. He also loved playing softball, having been a member of several different softball teams over the years until turning the reigns over to his sons. He also coached Milan Little League Baseball and Pee Wee Football for many years.

He loved spending time with his family, but still had time to be an avid UK fan.

Eli is survived by his wife Nancy of nearly 48 years; sons Todd Cornett and wife Nikki of Lawrenceburg, Aaron Cornett and wife Sharon of Milan, and Bryan Cornett and fiancé Melissa Lawrence of Cincinnati; grandchildren Sarah, Emily, Landon, and Lucas Cornett; brothers William Cornett and wife Joyce of Louisville, George Cornett and wife Hazel of Milan, Frank Cornett of Beattyville, and Herschel Cornett and wife Sandy of Greensboro, North Carolina; and sisters Loretta Gault of Seven Mile, Ohio, and Marlene Wells and husband Kenny of Smilax.

He was also survived by his sister-in-law, Elzira Cornett of Viper, and a host of friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Roger and Wallace “Blue” Cornett, and sister June Cornett.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 8930 N. St. Road 101, Sunman 47041 with Pastor Duane Loos officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be betwee 4 and 8 p.m. on Friday at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, 707 S. Main St. Milan 47031. In lieu of flowers the family asks memorial contributions be given to either Hospice of Margaret Mary Health or the St. Paul Methodist Church.

Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home of Milan is entrusted with arrangements.

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