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Carmen "Tootie" Cordes

December 17, 1946 January 22, 2018
Carmen "Tootie" Cordes
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Obituary for Carmen "Tootie" Cordes

Carmen Kay "Tootie". Cordes, 71, of Guernsey, died on Monday, January 22, 2018, with her family at her side.



A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Community Hope Church in Montezuma with Rev. Matt Flanders officiating. Casket Bearers will be her grandchildren, Levi Cordes, Ashlan Cordes, Garrett Cordes, Coby Cordes, Tristan Hofer, Ethan Hofer, Aidan Hofer, Amelia Hofer, Baze Cordes and Zane Cordes. Interment will be at the Guernsey Cemetery with the Smith Funeral Home of Grinnell in charge of arrangements.



Friends may call at the Community Hope Church in Montezuma beginning 3:00 p.m. on Friday and the family will be present at the church from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday.



Should friends desire, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the Garden Gate Ranch and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112.



Carmen was born on December 17, 1946, at St. Francis Hospital in Grinnell to James and Carmen Cummings Kriegel. She was raised in Malcom and graduated from BGM High School with the Class of 1965.



On May 20, 1967, she was married to Marvin Cordes at the Baptist Church in Victor. The family operated a grain and livestock farm near Guernsey. She was a mother of four children, assisted her husband with the farm operation and worked in the human relations department at Victor Plastics Company.

Carmen enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, camping, gardening and caring for her cats.



Survivors include her husband, Marvin Cordes of Guernsey; her children, Jeff (Brenda) Cordes of Pella, Kenneth (Heather) Cordes of Guernsey, Angela (Chris) Hofer of Tea, South Dakota and Kevin (Sandy) Cordes of Sully; ten grandchildren; three brothers, Gary Kriegel of Malcom, Don Kriegel of Malcom and Roger Kriegel of Deep River; nine sisters, Rosemary Neighbors of Malcom, Kathy Whitsell of Chelsea, Connie Buffum of Grinnell, Debbie Hargis of New Sharon, Cindy Plate of Grinnell, Janet Plants, Angie Roller, Vickie Bunn and Janine Hawkins, all of Brooklyn; and many nieces and nephews.



She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Danny and Elmer Kriegel; and two sisters, Shirley Ahrens and Valerie Schafbuch.


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Visitation

Friday

26

Jan

4:00 PM 1/26/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/26/2018 7:00:00 PM
Community Hope Assembly of God Church

110 First Circle Drive, Montezuma, IA 50171

Community Hope Assembly of God Church
110 First Circle Drive, Montezuma, IA 50171

funeral service

Saturday

27

Jan

10:30 AM 1/27/2018 10:30:00 AM
Community Hope Assembly of God Church

110 First Circle Drive, Montezuma, IA 50171

Community Hope Assembly of God Church
110 First Circle Drive, Montezuma, IA 50171

interment

Saturday

27

Jan

12:00 PM 1/27/2018 12:00:00 PM
Guernsey Cemetery

Guernsey, IA 52221

Guernsey Cemetery
Guernsey, IA 52221

gathering

Saturday

27

Jan

12:30 PM 1/27/2018 12:30:00 PM - 2:30 PM 1/27/2018 2:30:00 PM
Community Hope Assembly of God Church

110 First Circle Drive, Montezuma, IA 50171

Community Hope Assembly of God Church
110 First Circle Drive, Montezuma, IA 50171
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