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Colleen and her husband Don Cornwell

Colleen was the first child born to Elmer and Verna (Dawson) Karns. After graduation from high school in her home town of Ford, Kansas, she and her sister Jean went to Oklahoma to attend Bethany-Peniel College. After graduation, she taught school and became the personnel manager of the Nazarene Publishing House in Kansas City, Missouri. On 8 Oct 1955 she and Donald E. Cornwell were married. After retirement, they moved to Bethany, Oklahoma, and later to Spanish Cove Retirement Village in Yukon, Oklahoma. Colleen died on 13 Dec 2001. Don continues to live in Spanish Cove near Colleen's sister Jean and her husband Forrest Ladd.

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01-Colleen in infancy, 1926
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02-Colleen Karns, 1926
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03-Colleen at her bath, 1926
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04-Colleen in the yard, 1927
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05-Colleen in the yard, 1927
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06-Colleen with her father
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07-Colleen in 1940
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08-Colleen, senior at Ford High
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09-Colleen's photo in yearbook, 1944
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10-Colleen and corsage, 1947
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11-Colleen in 1947
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12-Colleen Karns, 1948
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13-Colleen about 1952
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14-Don and Colleen, 1954
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15-Don and Colleen, 1956
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16-Don and Colleen
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17-Don and Colleen in their den
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18-Colleen at homecoming, 1968
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19-Don and Colleen, 1969
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20-Don and Colleen, 1973
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21-Don and Colleen, 1980
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22-Cornwells, Gwen, and Betty, 1978
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23-Don and Colleen, 1982
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24-Don and Colleen, 1984
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25-Don and Colleen, 1985
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26-Cornwells and niece Gwen, 1985
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27-Don and Colleen, 1988
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28-Don and Colleen, 1990
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29-Don and Colleen, 1996
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30-Don and Colleen at home, 1996
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31-Don in his kitchen, 1996
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32-Cornwell's first meal in the Cove, 2001
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33-Don with one of his floral arrangements
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34-Don Cornwell, 2003
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35-Don Cornwell, 2006
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36-Cornwell ancestors
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Created by Forrest Ladd on 05 July 2007