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Chester L. Cordes
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1932
Meade County
Kansas, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 2005
Meade County
Kansas, USA

MEADE - Chester L. Cordes, age 73, died Monday evening, November 21, 2005, at his rural Meade residence.

He was born January 24, 1932, at the family farm, located in the Odee Township, rural Meade County, Kansas. A lifetime resident of Meade, Kansas, graduating from Meade High School in 1953, he was a farmer and a stockman.

He was a confirmed member of Saint John Lutheran Church, Meade, Kansas, in June 1946; a veteran serving in the United States Army; holding various offices for the Odee Township; and Thrivent. Chester enjoyed square dancing and hand tooling leather.

On August 30, 1980, he married Jonnie (Dunbar) McAtee at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade, Kansas. She passed away on December 22, 1990. On May 9, 1992, he married Vera M. Davis, at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade, Kansas. She survives.

Other survivors include:

two stepsons, Jim McAtee and wife, Tricia of Baldwin, Kansas Ted McAtee and wife, Casie of Meade, Kansas

a stepdaughter, Jerrie Riley of Topeka, Kansas

a brother, John Cordes of Meade, Kansas

a sister, Opal Dirks of Overland Park, Kansas

14 grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Jonnie; a stepson, Dale McAtee; a brother, Arthur Cordes; and a sister, Christina Wurdeman.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2005, at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade, with Reverend Lynn E. Spencer presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will be in the Atwater Cemetery, rural Meade County, Kansas.

The family would welcome memorials to St. John Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home. Personal condolences may be left at

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  Jonnie Cordes (1938 - 1990)
Atwater Cemetery
Meade County
Kansas, USA
Created by: delkan
Record added: Feb 03, 2011
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Chester L. Cordes
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Chester L. Cordes
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 Added: Feb. 3, 2011

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