Joseph G. Cornish

Joseph G. Cornish

In a moment of weakness Joseph took his own life Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at his home in Allegan.

He was born August 5, 2000 in Oberlin, Ohio, the son of Timothy and Rebekah (Putnam) Cornish. Joseph loved church activities, mowing the yard, hunting, gardening, riding his bike and spending time with his friends. He was currently memorizing the book of James. Joseph knew Christ was his Savior and he is now safe with him in Heaven.

Surviving are his parents; 6 siblings, Jacob, Jonathan, Danae, Joshua, David and Matthew; grandparents, Jerry and Alice Cornish of Ohio, Virginia Putnam of Otsego and Stan and Donna Putnam of Florida; aunts and uncles, Paul (Julie) Cornish of Ohio, Jacob (Jamaica) Cornish of Ohio, Ruth Nick of Henderson, Rhoda Mitalle and Jasmin Putnam both of Oregon and by his 8 cousins.

Friends may meet with Joseph’s family starting at 9:00 A.M. Monday, March 16, 2015 at the Orangeville Baptist Church, 6921 Marsh Rd, Plainwell, until the time of the Funeral Service at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Dan Bowman officiating.

Burial will follow at Miner Cemetery, Watson Township.

Contributions in memory of Joseph may be made to the Orangeville Baptist Church or to RBM Ministries.

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  1. Kathy & Hugh Brockway says:

    Tim, Rebekah & kids,
    Words cannot express our thoughts & prayers for you at this time. Joseph will always bring memories of a sweet young man. Love to you all.

  2. Carol Roseberry says:

    Rebekah and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that our God will comfort you thru the power of the Holy Spirit. May He wrap His loving arms around you all and give you peace. I have personally gone thru this with my sister in love many years ago and still have to go to God for peace. In His Love Carol Roseberry

  3. Brenda Neely says:

    Tim, Rebekah and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son. May God (as only He can) comfort you during this difficult time. Your family is in my prayers. Love Brenda Neely

  4. Duane and Diane Moore says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Pastor Dave & Linda Chapman says:

    Tim and Rebekah,
    We are praying for you and your family. Our God of all comfort never leaves us, never forsakes us. Trust His promises. Lean on His everlasting arms. With deepest sympathy, Pastor Dave and Linda Chapman

  6. Jim Barrett says:

    Tim and Rebekah
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you. I know the God of all comfort will help you each day. Your family has a special place in my life. Jim

  7. Barry and Kathy Frodge says:

    Our deepest condolences to your family. We know Jake through Sarah. We are so sorry for your loss. We too, lean on His promise. We will be in prayer for each of you. God bless you.

  8. Sally Dam says:

    Tim and Rebekah, and family,,,,,,,,,,So sorry for your loss of Joseph, praying for comfort and peace to all of you at this most difficult time, lean on our LOVING GOD for healing and comfort, my he hold all of you in his arms.
    Love Don and Sally Dam

  9. Karla Weakey Gruber says:

    Dear Timothy Allen and Rebekah. We love you and our praying for you and your whole beautiful family. If there are trees in Heaven, I hope Joseph is climbing a giant weeping willow, like the one we climbed as kids,Timothy, in your back yard in Oberlin, Ohio Love, Karla-Rose, David , Nate ,Gaeron and Sara Gruber (in Kentucky)

  10. Chester &Soundra Weakley says:

    Tim,Rebekah and children
    We are so sorry for your loss .I am praying that our Lord and Savior will give you comfort and peace as only He can. We love you all.God bless.
    Soundra and Chester Weakley

  11. Andrea Creech says:

    Have hope in tomoorrow, have faith in the overlasting, and take comfort in the love of friends and family.

    You’re in my thoughts, my heart, and my prayers.

  12. Amy Wells says:

    I don’t know your family but, my heart hurts for all of you. Prayers will be sent your way. For Sure. Have Faith and hope.

  13. Sharon Thompson says:

    I am writing to you to express my deepest sympathies, I lost my son, Kevin to that terrible suicide in 2009 and know what you are going thru. I am here, if there is any thing I can do whether it be just to listen call me any time. You will learn to live with this pain, it will get softer, take your time this time is different for each of us who has lost a child to this terrible disease. You are in my thoughts and prsyers.
    Sharon Thompson – mom to Kevin Patrick Thompson 10/11/1974 – 7/10/2009

  14. Jack and Barbara Nichols says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this sad and difficult time. May “the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort comfort you in all your troubles…just as the sufferings of Christ flow out into your lives….”

  15. B & C Trophy says:

    There are no words to express to your family the sympathy we have for you in our hearts. Please know that we are praying for you and asking the Lord to wrap his arms around you all in Love and healing.

    Sherry and Tera

  16. Matt and Deb Hunt says:

    We are so sorry to hear about this. Your family is in our prayers!!

  17. Norma Knowlton says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your son, our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
    God will keep him safe in his arms. Love the Knowlton family.

  18. Steve & Jane Rivers ((& family)) says:

    Tim & Rebecca & family…We are so sorry to hear about your family’s loss. Our prayers & thoughts are with you always, as they are in Heaven. Lois of memories from way back at First Baptist!

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