Christene E. Cordes

Godfrey | Monday, November 30 2009

Christene E. Cordes, 70, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Monday, November 30, 2009 at St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Born April 25, 1939, she was the daughter of John Milton and Kathleen (Derwin) Cassella. She worked briefly at Beverly Farm in Godfrey. She married Ed Cordes on September 15, 1962 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Alton. He survives. She was a devoted wife and mother, and had many friends including two very special friends, Lucia Norris and Martha Hudson.

Surviving is her husband, a son, Daniel Cordes of Godfrey, a sister, Zoe Ann Williams and her husband Dan of Godfrey, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David L. and Liz Cordes of Godfrey, seven nieces and nephews and spouses; Paul and Mary Cordes of Alton, John and Sarah Cordes of Alton, Mark and Jessica Cordes of Springfield, IL, Lynn Marie Cordes of Carbondale, Milton and Jennifer Williams of Godfrey, Kathleen and Pat Wickenhauser of Godfrey, Nicole and Andrew Kanallakan of Alton, eight great nieces and nephews; Lauren and her husband Brandon Enos of Little Rock, AK, Brittany, Jacob, and Eli Kanallakan of Alton, Joseph and Heidi Wickenhauser of Godfrey, Hayley and Ellie Williams of Godfrey.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of mass at 12:00 noon Saturday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Father Jim Flach and Father Steve Pohlman will officiate. Burial will be private. Memorials may be made to the William M. Bedell Achievement and Resource Center. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.

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