Kimberly Cornelius

October 25, 1967 – August 29, 2020

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

– 2 Corinthians 4:18

Kimberly Ann Purin Cornelious, 52, of Duncannon, formerly of Pottsville passed away at home surrounded by her family on August 29, 2020. Born October 25, 1967, she was the daughter of Rosemary Purin and the late Thomas R. Purin of Pottsville.  

She was a 1986 graduate of Pottsville Area High School. She obtained her BSN from Alvernia University in 2006. She earned her CCRN in 2009. She spent her career as a registered nurse at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in the Neuroscience ICU where she influenced the lives of countless patients and coworkers.

She was a loving wife to Scott; mother to her children, Samantha (fiancée Ben Miller) and Victoria; stepmother to Jessica (husband Dylan), Sarah and David; birthmother to Karissa Avey (son Cameron); sister to Tommy (wife Ceane) and Brian (partner Samantha); lifelong friend to Donna and Sharon; and a proud member of “The Pride”.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Penn State Cancer Institute and Neuroscience ICU, Geisinger Home Health, and Hospice of Central Pennsylvania for the care provided to her over the last 14 months. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations made in her name to the Penn State Cancer Institute. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 3, 2020 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 913 Mahantongo St. Pottsville, Pa.  Rev. David Loeper will be celebrant.  Interment will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA.
Boyer Family Funeral Home, Duncannon, Pa. is honored to handle the arrangements for the Cornelious Family.



Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 10:30am
St. John the Baptist Church, Pottsville, PA

Interment to follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery

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