CORNELL, Mary Belle Curry, Jan 11, 1924 Apr 21, 2012. Omaha, NE. Mary Belle Curry Cornell was born January 11, 1924 to Joseph and Violet Curry in Massena, Iowa. She attended school and graduated from Massena High School in 1942. She then attended St. Joseph nursing school in Omaha, NE. Upon graduating as a Registered Nurse, she joined the United States Air Force, where she attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Mary Belle dedicated 20 years of service with the Air Force and retired in 1970. She spent most of her last remaining years in Redding, California before re-locating to Lincoln, NE. From there Mary Belle moved to a hospice house in Omaha. Mary Belle is survived by an extended family including cousins: Barbara Meyer of Nebraska City, NE, K. Marie Thayer of Ankeny, IA, Jane and Robert Gallagher of Omaha, Colleen and Bob Wilber of Macedonia, IA, John and Coni Curry of Massena, IA, Sheila Williamson of Des Moines, IA, and Bill Howard of Clear Lake, IA. Mary Belle was preceded in death by her husband, Z.C. Cornell; mother and father, Joseph and Violet (Tracey) Curry; brother, Gerald Curry; cousin, Don Curry of Massena, IA; several aunts, uncles and cousins. MEMORIAL MASS Thursday, 10:30a.m., St. Timothy Reno Catholic Church (south of Cumberland, Iowa.) Interment, St. Timothy Reno Catholic Cemetery.
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