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December 4, 1923 - January 15, 2022

A memorial gathering in witness to Mary’s life and faith will be held Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Hope Reformed Church. 910 Jenks Blvd., Kalamazoo, with her former pastor, The Rev. Kent Frens presiding.  Private interment will precede the gathering. Memorial contributions may be made to Centrica Care Navigators (formerly Hospice Care of SW Michigan) or Hope Reformed Church, in c/o the funeral home.

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Age 98, passed away on Saturday morning, January 15, 2022, with her family by her side. Mary was born in Kalamazoo on December 4, 1923, the daughter of John and Mary (Yonker) Staple. On August 11, 1950, she married Robert Kornoelje who preceded her in death on February 19, 2000. Mary is survived by her children, Ron (Pam Post) Kornoelje of Kalamazoo and Sharon Kornoelje of Kalamazoo; grandchildren, Russell (Nicole) Kornoelje and Randall (Kelli) Kornoelje; great-grandchildren, Lexington and Reece; brother-in-law, Jim Kornolje; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Amelia (Roy) VanderMeer and Johanna (Uko “Dutch”) Mejeur; brother, Jake (Ethel) Staple.