Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 06, 2003
OBITUARY ~ MINNIE BELLE (SHEPHERD) CORDELL
Minnie Belle SHEPHERD was born at home in Taylor county, Iowa on June 2, 1920 to parents, Olive Pearl and Albert
Elmer SHEPHERD. Minnie was raised in Bedford, Iowa and married Cecil Troy CORDELL on March 26, 1939. To this union
seven children were born: Eugene (Slim), Albert (Cotton), Ann, Kay, Richard (Slug), Carol and Elinor (Ellie).
and Cecil moved to Clearfield, Iowa in 1955 and lived there until they moved to Lenox, Iowa in 1973. After Cecil's death
in 1990, Minnie moved to Regency Park Apartments in Creston, Iowa. Minnie moved to the Clearview Home in Clearfield
in 1999, where she died on February 28, 2003.
Minnie was preceded in death by her fathr Albert SHEPHERD; stepfather
Ira TALKINGTON; mother Olive TALKINGTON; husband Cecil; two grandsons, Troy CORDELL and David HAIDSIAK, infant brother;
and sister Audrey JEFFERIES.
Minnie is survived by her children: Slim CORDELL and wife Beverly of Creston, Cotton
CORDELL and wife Gladys of Des Moines, Iowa, Jo CARROLL of Prole, Iowa, Ann HAIDSIAK of Hammond, Indiana, Kay BOLINGER and
husband Floyd of Diagonal, Iowa, Slug CORDELL and wife Dianne of Hardy, Arkansas, Carol CORDELL of Ames, Iowa,
and Ellie LUMBARD and husband Spencer of Diagonal; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; a brother Harold SHEPHERD
and wife Velma of Bedford; nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2003 at
the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Creston with Dr. Bryon LAMUN officiating. Casket bearers were Craig
CORDELL, Terry CARROLL, Joshua HAIDSIAK, Chad BOLLINGER, Wade BOLLINGER, Michael CORDELL, Louis LUMBARD, Isaac LUMBARD and
Minnie was laid to rest in the Bedford City Cemetery, Bedford.
Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home
was in charge of the arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2012
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