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Larry Lee Cornine

March 18, 1941 — May 7, 2022

Dr. Larry Lee Cornine, 81 of Independence, MO passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022, at his residence. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends prior to the graveside service from 12-2:00 p.m., Thursday at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in his name to The Gathering Baptist Church for Youth Camp. He was born March 18, 1941, in California, MO to Julian Sanford and Wilma Lee (Newkirk) Cornine and has been a longtime area resident. He graduated from Central High School in 1959 and later from Central Missouri State Teachers College (now the University of Central Missouri), The University of Kansas, and Liberty University. He held bachelor's, master's, specialist's, and doctorate degrees in education, a master's degree in counseling, and a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. He had worked as a teacher and vice-principal for the North Kansas City School District from 1966-79 and was principal of Kearney High School from 1980-81. After leaving public education in 1981, he had a private metal heath practice until his retirement in 2001. Noting that “retirement didn't work,” he was a full-time professor at two local seminaries teaching mental health counseling, most recently at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas from 2019 up to his death. He proudly served 2 terms in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1966-1970. He enjoyed his work as well as being an avid reader of history and biography, traveling, and attending grandchildren’s activities. He was a longtime member of The Gathering Baptist Church, formerly Noland Road Baptist Church, Birchwood Baptist Church, and Rockwood Baptist Church. He is survived by; his loving wife of nearly 61 years, Dorothy of the home; a daughter, Kelly Morgan and her husband Jim of Lee’s Summit, MO; a son, Chris Cornine and his wife Andrea of Lee’s Summit, MO; 2 brothers, Gale Cornine and his wife Alice of Nelson, MO and Ron Cornine and his wife Debbie of Gravois Mills, MO; 6 grandchildren, Amanda (Tyler), Alyssa, Zachary, Dominic, Reece and Riley and one great grandchild, Wren. He was preceded in death by his parents and 4 siblings, Judy, Sammy, Brian and Steve. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel (816) 373-3600)
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