Funeral services for Lanno Cornelison age 90 of Reeds Spring, Missouri will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson with Brother Ron Scott officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Eisenhour Cemetery near Reeds Spring, Missouri.
Lanno was born in Hollister, Missouri on February 22, 1929 to Jess and Jewel Gross Cornelison.
After months of failing health, Lanno passed away peacefully in his home on January 7, 2020.
His childhood was spent exploring the hills of central southern Taney County. Lanno enlisted in the Army in 1948 where he helped in the reconstruction of Germany after World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1950 due to an injury he sustained on leave. After departing from the Army he married Evelyn Flippo on June 13, 1950. Soon after his marriage began, Lanno traveled throughout the Midwest completing different construction jobs. In 1970 he joined Southwestern Power Administration in Springfield, Missouri where he worked as a lineman for 20 years. He retired in 1991. Lanno and Evelyn then enjoyed traveling in their motorhome across the United States. He especially loved bluegrass music and friends made through traveling.
Lanno is survived by his wife Evelyn of 69 years, a son Larry and wife Toni Cornelison of Crane, Missouri, and daughter JoAnn and husband Charles Smith of Galena, Missouri. Also surviving are grandchildren, Daniel Cornelison, Matthew Cornelison, Isaac Cornelison, Paul Cornelison, Sharla Smith and eight great grandchildren, Rylan, Reese, Courtney, Caymen, Cambryn, Isaac, Kayden and Whitlee. Lanno was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Jewel Cornelison, sister Jessie Cornelison and daughter Joyce Cornelison.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.
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