Nancy Louise Cornell, 61

| January 7, 2021 2:40 PM

Nancy Louise Cornell, 61, of Kellogg, Idaho, passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, at Shoshone Medical Center in Kellogg. Nancy was born on Jan. 12, 1959, in Beaver Falls, Pa., a daughter of the late Dayton and Marjorie Teapole Groves. The family later moved to Arizona where Nancy attended Tolleson Union High School and graduated in 1977.

Nancy arrived in Idaho in 1988 with her own family. She worked as a cook for Sweets Restaurant in Wallace, Idaho, for many years. She was an active member in the billiards community of the Silver Valley and was known for her dry sense of humor.

In addition to her parents, Nancy is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Cornell; her son, Timothy David Jones; her sister, Helen Marcia Purvance; and her brother, Dayton Harry Groves Jr.

Survivors include her daughter, Sarah Jones of Concord, Calif.; her son, Andrew Jones of Youngtown, Ariz.; and her siblings, Barbara Ann Groves, Jeanne Lynn Flaaen and Jeffrey Lewis Groves.

Cremation will take place per Nancy’s request and a virtual memorial service was held earlier this month. Memories and photos of Nancy may be seen by visiting:

Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may also be sent to the family online at