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Donald and Colleen (Karns) Cornwell

Winifred Colleen Karns, first child of Elmer and Verna (Dawson) Karns, was born 21 Feb 1926 in Kingsdown, Kansas. She attended the public schools of Ford, Kansas, the community near which the Karns lived. She graduated from Bethany-Peniel College (now Southern Nazarene University), Bethany, Oklahoma, in 1948. She was a business major. She served as a public school teacher in Kansas for a few years, and then began a long career as personnel manager of the Nazarene Publishing House in Kansas City, Missouri. She and Don Cornwell married on 8 Oct 1955. They had no children. Colleen died on 13 Dec 2001 in Yukon, Oklahoma.
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01-Colleen Karns, 1926
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02-Colleen in the yard, 1927
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03-Colleen with her father
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04-Colleen with corsage, 1940
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05-Colleen and cousins in the Madison place
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06-Colleen, senior at Ford High
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07-Colleen's photo in yearbook, 1944
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08-Colleen and corsage, 1947
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09-Colleen, 1948
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10-Colleen Karns, 1948
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11-Colleen Cornwell portrait
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12-Don and Colleen, 1954
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13-Don and Colleen, 1956
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14-Don and Colleen
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15-Colleen and Don in the den
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16-Colleen at homecoming, 1968
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17-Cornwells, Gwen, and Betty, 1978
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18-Don and Colleen, 1990
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19-Cornwells, 1996
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20-First meal after moving, 2001
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21-Don Cornwell, 2003
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22-Don and floral creations, 2003
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23-Don Cornwell, 2006
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24-Colleen's mentor, Bud Lunn
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