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Ben Arnold Cornett

March 19, 1940 — November 29, 2021

Ben Arnold Cornett, age 81, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 at his home in Whitesburg, Ky. Ben was born on March 19, 1940 to his parents the late Monzell (Goins) and Dewey Cornett. He was married twice and had four children. First with Katherine Grigsby, one boy and two girls. Second to Rhonda Wolford, one girl. Preceded in death by his parents and his twin sisters Ruth and Ruby. Surviving includes all his children. David Eugene (Dee) Cornett of Cadiz, KY., Donna Maria Cornett of Whitesburg, KY., Kristie Antoinette Beckner of Francesville, IN., Brandie JoAnn Cornett of Idaville, IN. Five grandchildren: David Benjamin Cornett, Melissa Ann Cornett, Mae Monzell Cornett, Katherine Gail Cornett, Moriah Nicole Beckner. Three Great Grandchildren: David Dewey Alan Cornett, William Noah Cornett, and Hunter Lane Hancock. Also surviving is his two sisters: Wanda Louise Cornett of Marion, IN., Christine (Mike) Seng of Louisville, KY. He worked in maitenance for 42 years at the US Steel Mills in Gary, Indiana. If anything broke he would fiddle around with it and make it work better than before. He had a drawer full of awards for saving money for the Steel Mills. He loved to go hunting, fishing, and working on cars. There will be a private family funeral at a later date. Burial will follow in the Troy Cornett Cemetery at Dry Fork, KY.
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