Betty Cordes

Betty L. (Brown) Cordes, 89, of Osceola, died Friday March 3, 2017 at Riverside Village in Elkhart. Betty was born in Mishawaka on January 27, 1928 to Clarence & Florence (Cunningham) Overmier. She was a member of Osceola General Baptist Church and was an animal lover who enjoyed crochet, gardening, music & dancing, collecting dolls and browsing area auctions & garage sales. In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Brown, her second husband, Norman Cordes and her sisters, Beatrice & Marie. She is survived by her children, Peggy (Tom) Summers and Larry (Polly) Brown, both of Elkhart; grandchildren, Michelle (Kurt) Zufan of Elkhart, Joey Summers of Bristol and Rick (Heather) Brown in Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Tyler (Caroline) Zufan in Illinois, Kara Summers and Kaleb Summers, both of Bristol, Trey Zufan of Mishawaka and Breanna Buergey in Tennessee. Funeral Services 3:00 Sunday March 5, 2017 in Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Hwy. with Rev. Ed Ritchie officiating. Friends may call Sunday from 1-3pm in the funeral home. Burial with graveside services at 10:00 Monday in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone at The Center for Hospice and special thanks to Shawn Robinson at Riverside Village for the care & kindness shown Betty and her family. The preferred memorial is the Center for Hospice, c/o The Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545. To share a remembrance of Betty or to offer condolences to her family, please visit