Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Obituary -- Eldon Cordell 1926-2017

Eldon R. Cordell, 90, of Savannah, MO, and formerly of Hopkins and Sheridan, MO, passed away on Friday, March 03, 2017, at LaVerna Village Nursing Home, Savannah, MO.

Eldon was born on July 26, 1926, in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming.  The family moved to the Sheridan area in the early 1950’s, where Eldon and his family farmed most of his life.

He farmed and worked for Dr. Hardon in Bedford, IA. Later he helped his Dad farm near Sheridan.

He also drove the school bus at North Nodaway School and worked for Maryville Implement Co.

He was a mason and a 47 year member of the Xenia Lodge #50, AF & AM, Hopkins, MO

His parents were Joseph Ray and Leona Garland (Mayfield) Cordell.  They preceded him in death.  He was also preceded by 4 siblings; Irene Florea, Evelyn Brown, John D. Cordell and Elaine Wake.
On August 7, 1948, at the Nodaway County Courthouse in Maryville, Eldon was united in marriage to Norma Jean Musick.  They were married 62 years before her death in 2010.

His survivors include his son, Richard R., and wife Sue Cordell, Grain Valley, MO; his grandchildren, Amy Cordell, Kansas City, MO, and Bradley R., and wife Melinda Cordell, Savannah, MO; 2 great grandchildren, Sophia M. and Steven R. Cordell, Savannah, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial were at 2:00 PM, on Tuesday March 7, 2017, at the Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville, MO.

The family received friends for one hour prior to services on Tuesday, at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO.

Memorials are suggested to the AsceraCare Hospice, 301 E. Price, Savannah, MO, or to LaVerna Village Nursing Home, 904 S. Hall Avenue, Savannah, MO 64485.

For online condolences and guest book, visit www.bramfuneralhome.com

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