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We are deeply saddened to report the passing of our friend and business partner, Mark Cornwell of Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Mark passed away at his home on Monday, September 11, 2017.


1957 - 2017


Mark was a long time associate of the grain and milling industries, having spent many years with World Grain helping build a leading industry magazine, and then going on to partner with Perendale Publishers Limited in 2014 to work on the oldest publication in the milling sector Milling and Grain along with his wife and business partner Martha.

And somewhat more significant than Mark’s reputation in the grain handling and milling sectors was his reputation in the publishing world, where to-a-tee he was held in high regard by all his peers across all industry publications, from his previous employers at World Grain through to his would-be competitors at Feed and Grain, Milling Journal and The Miller Magazine. To Mark, they were all friends and he would do anything to help any of them, a rare quality he has passed on.

Mark leaves us all in our industry with heavy hearts, but in the knowledge that he is no longer suffering the excruciating back pain he had endured for the last two years.

Be assured Milling and Grain magazine will honour Mark, and Martha, with our continued support of our US and North American operations through our partnerships formed with them.

Mark was a graduate of The University of Missouri, Columbia and an avid fan of MIZZOU football, as well as the Kansas City Chiefs football team and his beloved St Louis Cardinal baseball team.

The 'Cornman' as he was affectionally known, Mark was a man with a sense of humour that would make even the grumpy old men in a room laugh, and the character to always do the best job possible for those he served as well as being someone always willing to help those who might be struggling either personally or professionally. Mark and Martha have always been kind, caring, considerate and charitable when it comes to helping the less fortunate.

Mark loved his two dogs, Abbie and Marley and they too will miss having Mark to play with them.

We all extend to Martha and their daughter Maggie our deepest condolences. There will be a celebration of Mark's life to be announced at a later date.