Mary A. Cordell, 82

JAN. 12, 1930-MAY 20, 2012

May 21, 2012
  • Mary A. Cordell
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Mary A. Cordell, 82, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, May 20, 2012.

Born Jan. 12, 1930, in Security, Md., she was the daughter of the late Steve and Mary Bauer Palkovitz.

Her husband, Francis R. Cordell, preceded her in death in 1995.

She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia S. Johnson and her husband, Clarence, of Tucson , Ariz.; a son, Michael F. Cordell and his wife, Lisa, of Chambersburg, Pa.; four grandchildren, Michael F. Cordell II of Shippensburg, Pa., Kristina Coffman of Waynesboro, Angela M. Cordell of Chambersburg and Cheryl Sanchez of Phoenix, Ariz.; four great-grandchildren, Zachary Mower of Fayetteville, Pa., Shelby Cordell and Cordell Shannon, both of Shippensburg, and Laneah Coffman of Waynesboro; one brother, I. Joseph Palkovitz of Hagerstown; and many nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by two brothers, Steve F. Palkovitz and John J. Palkovitz.

At Mary's request, she will be cremated. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. J. Collin Poston officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery. A reception will be held at Rest Haven following the burial to celebrate Mary’s life.

Family and friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or School, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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