Shelby  County  Indiana


The  News  Times
Newport, Oregon
August 22, 2008
          Joseph Donald Cord,  88, of Siletz, Ore. died August 16, 2008 at Newport Rehabilitation Center in Newport.
          He was born Sept. 5, 1919 to Harry and Ellen Cord  in Shelbyville, Ind. He was raised on his grandfather's farm, and grew up hunting, fishing, and trapping. He became an avid sportsman early on and was happiest fishing on a stream or a lake.
          He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941 and served as a gunner's mate on the U.S.S. Mississippi for four years. During that time, he fought in many battles in the Solomon Islands, the Saipan and Okinawa campaigns. He received five service medals for his work in WWII.
          When he returned from WWII, he worked many jobs in the United States, but always talked about his service in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He helped survey the Alaska Highway in 1946. He lived in Alsaka for four years, then moved to Seattle, where he lived for many years before finally moving to Portland.
          In Portland, he worked for Leedy Construction for 14 years. He moved to Tillamook after retirement and in 2004, he moved to Siletz to live with his friend Donald Leedy. He remained a bachelor all of his life.
          Friends knew him as a soft-spoken man who was modest, kind and a hard worker who was also a great storyteller.
          He was preceded in death by his twin brother, James Cord.
          He is survived by his niece, JoAnne Moore of Indiana, along with many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
          A private memorial is set in Indiana. Affordable Burial and Cremation of Newport is handling arrangements.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, 26 May 2006
          Richard A. "Dick" Cord, age 56, of Flat Rock, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at his home.  Born April 23, 1950, in Shelbyville, he was the son of  Edward "Jiggs" and  Loretta (Cherry) Cord.
          Survivors include his father of Shelbyville; one daughter,  Naomi Cord  of Shelbyville; one sister,  Dee Stader  of Shelbyville, and one brother,  Robert J. (wife, Belinda) Cord  of Shelbyville.  He was preceded in death by his mother.
          Mr. Cord was a self-employed construction contractor.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
          Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Cemetery in Shelby County, with military rites performed by local veterans organizations.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, March 19, 2001
Loretta F[aye] Cord, 75, Shelbyville, died Sunday, March 18, 2001.
Born March 29, 1925, in Shelby County, d/o  Raymond and Eva (Pope) Cherry.  Married  Edward L. 'Jiggs' Cord on Nov. 4, 1945; he survives.
Other survivors:  1 daughter, Dee Ann Stader; 2 sons, Richard A. Cord of Flat Rock, and  Robert J. Cord, Shelbyville; 1 sister, Patricia Siefert, Shelbyville; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by 1 son.
Lifelong resident of Shelby County.  Homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Shelby County Genealogical Society. 
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St., with the Rev. John Fink officiating.
Burial will be in St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery in Shelby County.
Memorial contributions:  SCUFFY, 126 N. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
23 Apr 1949
Services Held
For Infant Boy
          Funeral rites were held at the St. Vincent Catholic Church this afternoon for  Kent Raymond Cord,  infant son of  Edward and  Loretta (Cherry) Cord  of Waldron R. R. 1.
          The baby, who was born on April 19, died at the W. S. Major Hospital at 6:00 o'clock this morning.  The funeral rites were in charge of the Murphy Mortuary with Rev. John Bankowski conducting the services.  Burial was in the church cemetery.
          Surviving with the parents and a sister  Dee Ann,  are the grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. Leo Cord  of Addison township and  Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Cherry  of Marion township.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

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