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Elinor (Strobel) Cornelius

June 5, 1928 ~ August 15, 2019 (age 91)

 Elinor Cornelius, age 91 , of Hillsboro, Ohio, passed away Thursday evening August 15, 2019 at the Laurels of Hillsboro.  
 She was born June 5, 1928 in Dayton, OH, daughter of the late Joseph Strobel  and Mary Snider Strobel.

Elinor was a past Deacon and Elder of the Hillsboro First Presbyterian Church, Past President of Hillsboro Emblem Club, Past State President of Ohio Association of Emblems Club, Past President of Business and Professional Women's Club, Charter President of Hillsboro Lioness Club, Past President of Women's Republican Club, Member of Highland County Republican Club, was named the Highland County Republican of the Year twice; Member of Highland County Senior Citizens, Member of Highland County Historical Society, the VFW Auxiliary, was a volunteer at Highland District Hospital and was a 1946 graduate of Edward McClain High School in Greenfield..
 Surviving is her son, David (Jodi) Hilliard of New Concord, daughter-in-law, Melissa Hilliard, of Rockbridge,  two granddaughters, Holly (Michael Asher) Hilliard, of Madison, Wisconsin,  Hannah (Austin) Frederici, of New Concord, grandson, Heath Hilliard of Columbus and two great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Elinor was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Hilliard, her first husband, George R. Hilliard, and her second husband, Bob Cornelius.
 Services will be held at the Rhoads-Edgington Funeral Home,  at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019 with  Pastor Derrick Russell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hillsboro Cemetery.
 Friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. The Hillsboro Emblem Club will conduct a memorial service at the conclusion of the visitation.
 If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  To sign the online guest book, go to

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