Mary Ann Cornell
Date of Birth
August 24, 1930
Rural Ithaca, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
April 15, 2021
Lincoln, Nebraska
Visitation Directions

Friday, April 23, 2021 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Graveside Service

Friday, May 14, 2021 ~ 1:00 p.m.
Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In care of the family for future designation.

Mary Ann Cornell, 90 of Ashland, NE passed away, Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the Tabitha Journey House in Lincoln.  She was born August 24, 1930 in rural Ithaca, NE to Fritz and Sylvia (Wing) Holz.  She graduated from Ashland High School in 1948.

Mary Ann worked as a cable wire inspector for AT&T for 34 years before retiring.  She later worked at the Ashland Care Center and retired from there at the age of 85.  She was a member of American Legion #129 Auxiliary in Ashland.   She enjoyed reading books, playing cards and especially loved being with her family.

Mary Ann is survived by her children, Michelle (Doug) Chrastil of Ashland, Phil Shirley of Plattsmouth; daughter-in-law, Sarah Shirley of Waianae, HI; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; siblings, Jerry Holz, Fred Holz, Bob Holz, Joy (Rodger) Osburn and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fritz and Sylvia Holz; son, Ed Shirley; siblings, Karl Holz, Paul Holz, Shirley Fundaburg.


Condolences for Mary Ann Cornell
  1. K Bowman
    • April 19, 2021 - 3 months ago

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mary Ann’s passing. She was a dear, sweet lady loved by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family, and Mary Ann….rest in peace. 🙏

  2. Patricia Proctor
    • April 20, 2021 - 3 months ago

    She was a very lovely, friendly, hard working lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her

  3. Allison Duff
    • April 20, 2021 - 3 months ago

    MaryAnn was like my 2nd mother in HS. I adored her! Many condolences to Michelle, Phil & family. Love you all so much!

  4. Anonymous
    • April 22, 2021 - 3 months ago

    Rest In Peace maryanne

  5. Rhonda Strahan
    • April 22, 2021 - 3 months ago

    So sorry for your loss Michelle your mother was the sweetest.

  6. Gene & Mary Ronka
    • April 22, 2021 - 3 months ago

    Thoughts, prayers and blessings to the family. Your Mom, gramdmother& friend was a sweet lady, so thoughtful and cared for many. Gene & Mary Roncka

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