Loraine E. Cordes, age 86, died Friday afternoon, January 18, 2013, at the Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt, Kansas.
She was born June 18,1926, in rural Meade County, Kansas, the daughter of Henry Gerd and Christina Katherine (Brinckman) Meierdierks. As a young girl she attended the Meade school system, graduating from Meade High School in 1944. After her graduation, she began working for Marrs and Twist as a bookkeeper.
On September 6, 1953, she married John E. Cordes at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade. After their marriage, the couple made their home in Meade.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, LWML, and Thrivent. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, canning, crafts, and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by:
Her children, Terry Cordes and wife Cheree of Meade, Kansas
Morris Cordes and wife Sharon of Houston, Texas
Joyce Schultz and husband Ted of Hutchinson, Kansas
Seven grandchildren, Jayde, Whitney and Gunner Cordes
Ryan Cordes and Danielle Herndon and husband Price
Tyler and Todd Schultz
She is preceded in death by her husband, John on December 26, 2009; parents; and a brother Leonard Meierdierks on April 5, 2008.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade with the Reverend Lynn E. Spencer presiding. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to St. John Lutheran Church or the Lone Tree Retirement Center, in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com