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Shirley Ann Cordonnier, age 71, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 11:04 a.m. April 15, 2014 at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville.

Shirley was born Nov. 24, 1942, in Miami County, Ohio to the late Joseph M. and Luella J. (Bulcher) Berger.

Shirley is survived by her husband, LeRoy C. Cordonnier, whom she married May 30, 1962; children, Mark and Lisa Cordonnier of Versailles, Steve and Judy Cordonnier of Versailles, Deborah and Todd Barga of Versailles and Kevin and Tina Cordonnier of Versailles; grandchildren, Scott and Mandy Christy, Megan and Zac Amand, Kelsey Cordonnier, Nate Cordonnier, Stephanie Cordonnier, Alex Cordonnier, Sarah Cordonnier, Adam Cordonnier, Austin Barga, Josie Barga, Seth Barga, Ashlyn Cordonnier, Taylor Cordonnier, Lily Cordonnier and Zach Cordonnier; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Abigail Christy; sisters and brother-in-law, Joan and Carl Langenkamp of Yorkshire and Marilyn Petitjean of Yuma, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Debbie Berger of Beavercreek; brothers-in-law, Dennis Cordonnier of Ft. Loramie, Eugene and Vicky Cordonnier of Russia and Donald and Jean Cordonnier of Piqua; sisters-in-law, JoAnn and John Covelli of Sidney, Kathleen and George Subler of Versailles and Marleen and Tom Hemmelgarn of Russia; numerous nieces and nephews; and many great friends in Versailles and Yuma, Ariz., where they wintered.

In addition to her parents, Shirley is also preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Berger; and a brother-in-law, Denis Petitjean.

Shirley retired from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Greenville where she was a deputy registrar. She formerly worked at the Versailles Policy. Shirley was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles where she formerly served on the Parish Council and was a lay distributor. Shirley formerly served as a volunteer of the Versailles Life Squad, former Cub Scout Den Mother, former Girl Scout Brownie Leader, and formerly coached girls youth softball. Shirley loved crocheting and traveling.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Ron Haft celebrant and Rev. Deacon Andrew Cordonnier. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday morning from 9 to 10 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through

Published in The Daily Advocate from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2014
Shirley (2 1/2) and Joan (4) at their house on Oak Street in Versailles, Ohio (1945) Luella Berger holding Kenny with Joan and Shirley standing in front of their house at 309 Oak Street, Versailles, Ohio (March 1945) Joseph and Luella Berger with Shirley, Joan, and Kenny. This was taken in front of Christine Ley's house on the corner of Oak Street and Washington Street in 1945. Shirley Ann (Berger) Cordonnier
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