Laura Jean Cornett, 86, of Brenham, passed away Sept. 11, 2011 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan.

She was born Sept. 10, 1925 in Lockhart to Joseph Eugene and Susie (Oakley) Fox. She was a graduate of Southwest Texas State Teachers College, where she met her husband, Charles Cornett. They married on Sept. 2, 1947 in Robstown.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Bud Fox.

Laura was an avid bridge player and held memberships in several bridge clubs. She was active in the First United Methodist Church, where she remained a member until her death.

She is survived by her son, Charles (Sara) Cornett of Missouri City; daughters, Brenda (Fred) Lowery of Missouri City and Dana (Bill) Cramer of Brenham; grandchildren, Jana Lehrmann, Leah and Corey Cook, Matthew Lowery, Charles Lowery, Katie and John Grimsley, Courtney and Justin Adams, Justin Cornett; one great-grandchild, Lillie Jean Lehrmann; brother, Curtis Fox of Robstown; sister, Helen Fox McNair of Driscoll; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

A graveside service was held Sept. 14, 2011 in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, with the Rev. Wesley Wellborn officiating. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2011 at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham, with the Rev. Sam Duree officiating.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice Brazos Valley or to First United Methodist Church of Brenham.

Memorial Oaks Chapel (Brenham)