Jimmie Jerome Cordry, 77, died Nov. 8, 2020.
He was born Nov. 25, 1942, in Concordia to Marion and Estelle (West) Cordry. He was a 1960 graduate of Clifton School and a member of the Kansas Army National Guard. He helped his parents farm and raise cattle. He worked for ABB, Mellies Products and Titan West as a welder along with helping local farmers and others with planting and harvest or whenever he was needed. He was as a security guard at the Kansas State Fair for 32 years.
He was a member of the Clifton Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, son Justin Cordry, of Washington; stepsons Dean (Debbie) Dittmer, of Bennett, Colo., Steven Dittmer, of Haddam, James (Teresa) Dittmer, of Topeka, Shawn Dittmer, of Agenda; stepdaughter Barbara (David) Remmers, of Hebron, Neb.; brother Richard (Fran) Cordry, of Mount Laurel, N.J.; sisters Carolyn Larson, of Clyde, Rose (Alvin) Tremblay, of Concordia; 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Paul Larson; infant granddaughter, Haley Cordry; and infant stepson, Kevin Dittmer.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Ward Funeral Home, Washington.
A celebration of life service will be at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. Pastor Jim Stark will officiate. Music selections are "Just As I Am," "Amazing Grace," "Old Rugged Cross" and "Blessed Assurance."
Pallbearers are Justin Cordry, Dean Dittmer, Steven Dittmer, James Dittmer, Shawn Dittmer and David Remmers. Honorary pallbearers are George Kisby, Steve Kisby, Mike Beikman, Dennis Alexander, Steve Jackson and Josh Mueller.
Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery north of Clifton.
A memorial fund is established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington.
Washington County News • Nov. 12, 2020