Obituaries

Obituaries

Edith H. Metcalf Cordell 1916 - 2005

Services for Edith H. Metcalf Cordell, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow in Underwood Cemetery in Williamstown.Mrs. Cordell died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at her home.She was born Dec. 27, 1916, in Sarcoxie Township in Douglas County, the daughter of William Elton and Lillie Lischner Holey.Mrs. Cordell was the clerk of the Douglas County Selective Service Draft Board for 27 years until the dissolution of the draft. She was a homemaker and a farmer.She married James Metcalf on April 11, 1936, in Lawrence. He died in May 1948. She married O.W. "Bill" Cordell in 1966, in Miami, Okla. He died in 1983. Her companion, Harold O'Brien, died in 1994.Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Schwarz, Lawrence, and Dolores "Dee" Henry, Camdenton, Mo.; a sister, Clovis Kirby, Lawrence; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care in Douglas County or the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn., sent in care of the mortuary.E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="mailto:info@warrenmcelwain.com">info@warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Cordell.