Kathryn Bell Cornell, 90, of Mt. Washington, returned to the Lord on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Sanders Ridge Health Campus. She was the former Kathryn Whitesides, a native of Fairfield, KY, and operated Cornell Tax Service from 1955 until 2017. She was born a farmer's daughter and later helped her husband farm. Kathryn had a great love of horses and flowers. She was a longtime member of Kings Baptist Church and was a current member of River View Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Claude "Short" Cornell, Jr.; her parents, Pembroke and Estella Whitesides; and a sister, Betty Jean Hibbs. Kathryn is survived by three sons, Pem (Lou), Tom, and Boo (Sharon) Cornell; one sister, Anna Marie Whitesides; four grandchildren, PJ (Beckie), BJ (Wendi), Brandon (Jill), and Tom Cornell; and four great grandchildren, Clive, Davin "Batman", Seth, and Kera Belle Cornell. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home with burial to follow in Highland Memory Gardens. Friends may visit from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Memorial gifts are suggested to Gideon's International.
FOR SATURDAY, PLEASE ARRIVE AT FUNERAL HOME BY 10 A.M. DUE TO ROAD CLOSURE'S ON BARDSTOWN ROAD AND HWY 44 EAST FOR THE MT. WASHINGTON SPRING FESTIVAL PARADE.