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Georgiana Cornell

January 16, 1955 ~ September 9, 2020 (age 65)


Georgiana Christine Cornell passed on from this world Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the age of 65 in Ponca City, Oklahoma.  She began her journey on Sunday, January 16, 1955 born to George H and Vivian (Horsechief Eagle) Cornell also in Ponca City.

She grew up in the Ponca City area graduating from PoHi in ’73.  She then obtained some college course work from North Western in Alva, Okla. as well as Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, Okla.  Georgiana enjoyed working for the tribe where she managed the payroll for the Tribal Finance Department. 

Along her journey, Georgiana raised her pride and joys; a son, Chandano Kettine Cornell, and a daughter, Trista Laraine Walkabout.  These two were her world.  She didn’t think things could be better, but when the grandbabies came along, she found that being a grandmother meant even more joy.

Georgiana was truly a family person, loving and supporting each and every one individually.  Her generous and giving nature proved this to anyone that knew her.  She loved going to any of the sporting events and school activities to show her support for her grandkids.  She could often be found working on her crafting, sewing and beading.  She worked hard making things for the Pow-Wows and passing on traditions by helping her granddaughter sew her regalia and make beadwork for her dances at the events.  She thrived on adventure; traveling and seeing what she could. No matter the length of the journey, she was there ready to sit back and soak up the scenery as others did the driving.

She was a proud member of the Tonkawa Scalp Dance Society as well as a founding member of the Faith Baptist Church of Ft. Oakland.

Left to cherish her memory are her children; Chandano Kettine Cornell and Trista Laraine Walkabout, grandchildren; Abigail Christine Ruff, Caleb Kettine Cornell, Vivian Rhiann Walkabout, Billy Wade Walkabout, and Kateri Rose Cornell, siblings; Simon Moses and Roxanne Cornell, Michael Joseph and Susan Cornell and George Edward Cornell and partner Carla, along with a host of extended family, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings; Marilyn Cornelia Cornell, Allen Thomas Cornell, Richard Lee Cornell, Sr, and Bruce Ellsworth Cornell, and nephew; Richard Lee Cornell, Jr, grandson; Dominique Paschal.

There will be a time for family and friends to visit Georgiana through the window of the funeral home, Monday, September 14th, from 10:30am-1:00pm.  Followed by the procession to the Tonkawa Indian Cemetery for her Graveside Service that will begin at 2pm with Bruce A Johnson presiding over the services.  Those honoring her as pallbearers are; Henry Cornell, George Cornell, Michael Joe Cornell, Jayden Myer, Henry Ruff, and Joseph Begs-His-Own.

Georgiana had a very loving and lovable spirit.  To know her was to love her.  If you knew her, you will miss her.


The family appreciates everyone’s understanding and adherence to the social distancing and mask wearing guidelines.


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Graveside Service
September 14, 2020

2:00 PM
Tonkawa Indian Cemetery

September 14, 2020

10:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Grace Memorial Chapel
2016 N 14th St
Ponca City, OK 74601

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