Laura E. Corn, 83 of Hendersonville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 29, 2011 at Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation following a brief illness. Born in Greer, SC she had lived for most of her life in Henderson County. She was a daughter of the late James B. Evans and Rilla Miller Evans Scruggs and was the wife of the late Arnold Edward Corn who died in 1998. She was also preceded in death by a sister Rebecca Hyder; a brother Kenneth Evans; and a grandson Barrett Evan Banks.
She was a graduate of Flat Rock High School where she served as class president for two years. In her early years, she operated Lauraís Lambs, a home childcare and then spent over 40 years at First Baptist Church Weekday Early Education (WEE School). She cared for many children throughout the years, and truly loved all of her ìlittle lambsî. She also worked for the City of Hendersonville, and was known as the ìPutt Putt Ladyî at Laura E. Corn Mini Golf.
A member of First Baptist Church, she was active in the church nursery. She
was inducted into the Hendersonville High School Hall of Fame in 2005 and was affectionately known as ìMama Bearcatî.
Surviving are her three children, Gail Corn Rhodes of Hendersonville, Rev. Kenny Corn and wife Ginger of East Flat Rock, and Becky Corn Banks of Hendersonville; six grandchildren Dena Rhodes, Kyle Rhodes and wife Kelley, Tyler and Dawson Corn, and Gary and Cody Banks; great-granddaughter Kailyn Rhodes; great-grandson Cooper Rhodes; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 3:00pm on Wednesday at First Baptist Church Hendersonville. Revs. Kenny Corn and Wally Shamburger will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Weekday Early Education Scholarship Program, 312 Sixth Ave. West, Hendersonville, NC 28739.
There are some very special people at Hendersonville Health and Rehab that I want to thank for going above and beyond in caring for our precious Mom during the last few months of her life. She came a long way from wanting to go home, to calling HHR “home” at the end. Thank you for providing us the private room to spend her last hours with all of us, and for all the smiles, hugs,and words of support through it all. I will always hold a special place in my heart for each of you. Much love, Becky
Kenny Ginger and family,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was a dear sweet woman and she loved people and it showed. She will surely be missed. God bless you all.
I am sorry to learn of your loss. Aunt Laura is a wonderful spirit and has been a light in this world.
Thanks to everyone for your kind words of comfort and encouragement.
Thank you everyone for your kind words of comfort and encouragement. We appreciate it so much!
To the Corn family. We are saddend at the loss of a wonderful godly woman. Laura was a second grandmother to our chldren when she had them in preschool and to this day they talk about her. She will be missed but never forgotten. Our paryers are with all of the family.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you celebrate the wonderful life of one special lady, Laura Corn. She had a profound influence on all who knew her, our children Jeffrey, Michael, Sissy, and Kelly are all better people because of her interaction in their lives.
I have always admired and loved your mother. My thoughts are with you all.
I was one of the kids Laura kept. There were some great memories. I remember when she would take some of us kids to Jax Pax. Then of course when she was at Putt-Putt at Boyd Park. My thoughts and Prayers are with the Corn Family.
To Laura’s family – What a sweet lady she was. I have such fond memories of her over the years. It had been a while since I had seen her, but she won’t be forgotten.
You’re in our thoughts and prayers.