Cordula Gelders Ahsmuhs passed away at her home on Sept. 27, 2003. She was born on Jan. 25, 1916 in Fairmont, Oklahoma. Cordula was the daughter of Rev. Henry Mueller and Lena Mueller. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jesse Gelders, her second husband Herbert Ahsmuhs, three brothers and three sisters. Cordula is survived by two sons, John Gelders and wife Leslie of Edmond, Oklahoma and Albert Gelders and his wife Sue and their son Jesse of Oakdale, California, one sister, Luella Kastens and her husband Louis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and several nieces and nephews. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church until the time of her death. Cordula attended Hills Business College and did secretarial work from 1938 to 1948 for two lawyers and a realtor, and then for Midwest Mortgage Company. From 1964 to retirement in 1981, she was secretary at West Nichols Hills Elementary School. She also worked part time for Bearden Appraisal Service for many years. Cordula loved her church, her family, and her many friends. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at Zion Lutheran Church with interment to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial Donations can be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 7701 W. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73132. GUARDIAN WEST 41 & N. MacArthur 495-9292
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Published in The Oklahoman on Sept. 30, 2003