Kenneth R. CORDER

News Death Notice

CORDER, Kenneth R. Of Brookville passed away peacefully with his family present on his 90th birthday Friday April 25, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. Kenneth was born on Friday April 25, 1924 at home in Copley, Ohio to the late Oral & Emel (Jones) Corder. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brother Oral Weston Corder, Daughter Lori Lynn Corder, Grandson Kenneth Ray Corder and Son-in-Law Willam E. Shepherd, Sister-in-Law Martha (Stubblefield) Corder Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Elizabeth (Betty) A. (Handwerker) Corder, Children Christine (Lloyd) Hickey, Seaman, Oh., Carol Shepherd, Tipp City, Oh., Ray (Susan) Corder, Jacolyn (Robert) Gault, Carl (Hye Kyong) Corder, Rebecca (Lyle) Clegg, Daniel (Donna) Corder, Joseph (Melissa) Corder all of Brookville, OH. Kenny and Betty have 61 very much loved Grand and Great Grand Children who dearly loved their Grandpa, Brother Robert L. Corder, Charleston, Ill., also best friend Homer Castle and his best buddy "Max" his dog. Kenny graduated from Northridge HS in 1942 and soon after was called up to serve his country in the US Army during WWII. He was with the 11th Airborne Division as a Paratrooper and Heavy Machine Gunner serving in New Guinea, South Philippines and Luzon. He was very proud of his service to his country and always proudly flew an American flag at his home. Kenny and Betty married September 6, 1947 and soon after moved to the Brookville area, where they raised their eight children. He had many jobs over the years working for Univis Lens when he got back from the Service, then as a Milkman with Royal Crest Dairy delivering milk to homes in the Dayton area. He also worked for National Life as an agent and at one time had his own Agency. He owned and operated a Stop & Go Store in Englewood, owned and operated Aunt Mary's Restaurant in Brookville as well as Past & Present Antique and Craft store in Brookville and finally worked for the WACO gas station Brookville. Kenny was a long time member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookville as well as a member of the VFW Post 3288, and Brookville AMVETS. He was very vocal and active in his support of Brookville School Issues. Kenny never knew a stranger he would talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime. He was a GREAT Husband, Dad, Grandpa and friend to many people. He will be missed by all! The Visitation will be Saturday, May 3 from 10AM to 1PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 25 W. Westbrook Rd., Brookville, 45309. The Funeral Service will begin at 1PM with Pastor Ron Timmons officiating. Burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery, Brookville. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Wounded Warriors. Online condolences may be made at:

Published in Dayton Daily News on May 1, 2014