Amy Cornell

Amy Catherine Conner Cornell (Nov. 19, 1976 - February 19, 2019) leaves behind a legacy of audacious faith and generosity of spirit that will be remembered for generations. In all she did, Amy was the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. She was an enthusiastic encourager, quick to pray, and a dynamic example of how to see the hurt in others and accept them, not in spite of, but because of it. Above all else, Amy believed that Jesus could redeem all circumstances.

It would not be hyperbole to say that anyone who met Amy loved her; she had a captivating way of meeting someone once and connecting with them deeply. Those she loved would exclusively be called by nicknames instead of their given names.

Amy’s children, Annie, Christian, and Conner Cornell, had no doubt they were cherished every moment, unconditionally. She often insisted that her husband of nearly 10 years, Jonathan Cornell, was everything “true, noble, right, pure, and admirable.”

Amy exuberated excellence in every pursuit, receiving degrees from Purdue University, IU Law School, and Princeton Theological Seminary. Her professional accomplishments were numerous and admirable, but most importantly, they served her in her life mission to advocate for the marginalized and overlooked. As a chaplain at White’s Residential and Family Services, she helped young people recognize their worth and know True Love. As Wabash Superior Court Judge, only the third in history, she was a passionate advocate of its proactive courts.

Amy is survived by her husband and children; father, Merle Conner; David (brother), Laura, Cadey, Calvin, and Caleb Conner; John (brother), Melissa, Jude, and Levi Conner; Greg, Barb, and Peter Cornell; Mahmoud and Ginny Baali; and a host of Conner and Cornell family members who adored her.

She is preceded in death by her Mama Judy Conner, her beloved Uncle Pete, and her cousin Sam Baali.

Visitation will be Friday, March 1, from 2-8pm at the Wabash Presbyterian Church. The funeral service will be Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m. at the Honeywell Center's Ford Theater, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Scott Mills.

Memorials may be offered to Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, White's Residential Services, or The Wabash Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Posted on 2019 Feb 21