July 31, 2004
OBITUARY - LETTA MAE (STANLEY) CORDLE
Graveside services for Letta Mae CORDLE, formerly of Harrison County, were. Thursday, July 29, 2004, at the
Willamette Memorial Park in Albany, Ore.
Mrs. CORDLE was born November 15, 1922, in Lamoni, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas Robert and Lena Evelyn (LACY) STANLEY.
She lived with her family on a farm east of Ridgeway, Mo. She attended Murphy Elementary School and graduated from
Ridgeway High School in 1940. She moved with her family to a farm east of Blythedale, Mo., in 1940.
She was a member of the Christian Church. She worked in a cafe as a waitress and cook after high school.
She married Francis Myers CORDLE on Sept. 21, 1942, in Bethany, Mo., while he was in the Army. She brought a house
and property in Ridgeway while here husband was overseas in World War II. They moved to Oregon in October of 1947.
She leaves her daughter, Evelyn RAKE, Albany, Ore.; her son, Robert V. CORDLE, Hillsboro; grandchildren Bradley RAKE,
Christopher Myers RAKE, Andrew CORDLE, Jennifer THOMAS and Norma COOK; four great grandchildren, and her sister,
Gracie “Toots” JOHN of Mount Ayr, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband on July 7, 2001; her parents, and her brothers, Truman STANLEY and Leo STANLEY.
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