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“I just found out about this, but over Easter, I was briefly back in Brookville and took my family to the restaurant. Climbing the tight stairs to the...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Bob Batz Jr. - Pittsburgh, PA

“Joe, you and your family are so blessed to have had such a wonderful man in your lives. You have my sympathy. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Connie Roe - Co-worker

“To the entire Corder family, deepest sympathy in the death of your husband, father, grandfather. Ken will live on in all your hearts. God Bless ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: peggy jackson-perrine - OH

“May his peaceful depart consoles you in this difficult moment. I send you a big warm hug Christine. My prayers are with you and your family. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Maria Brueggemann - Georgetown, OH

“My sympathy and prayers for the family. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Laurie McWain - Bastrop, TX

“Dan and I where so sorry to hear about Ken's passing.He was such a good man and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.Our condolences go out to...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Sheila Cox - Brookville, OH

“Dear Corder Family, Sending you our deepest sympathy. Patty, Abe & Family ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: The Lincoln's - Brookville, OH

“To the family, There are memories to treasure as time passes, little reminders of your loved one will touch your heart. They will always be...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Northridge High School Alumni - OH

“Kenny was a good man, and we enjoyed being his neighbor for many years....We enjoyed rooting on the Reds with him. We thank him for his service to...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Bruce & Donna - Brookville, OH

“My thought and prayers to u Jackie and your family ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: cindy Berrry - union, OH

“Please accept my deepest condolences. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Ann Morrill - Grove City, OH

“A wonderful family who have been a large part of Brookville for many years. Ken was always happy to see you whenever he saw you.. He had a wonderful...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Carol Leiber Austin - Gilbert, AZ

“Dads are specials, so are Grandpas. Deepest sympathy sent to you and your entire family Carol. He will be missed. Keep all your loving memories for...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Terry & Karen Love - Troy, OH

“I will truly miss Mr. Corder as a man with the greatest smile and sense of humor like no others. He always made you laugh when he was around. He...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Bobbie Eagle - Brookville, OH

“Our sympathy is with all of you at this time. May your memories of him be near and dear to your hearts. God bless all of you. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Francis & Carol (Bowyer) Gravelle - OH


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CORDER, Kenneth R.

Of Brookville passed away peacefully with his family present on his 90th birthday Friday April 25, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. Kenneth was born on Friday April 25, 1924 at home in Copley, Ohio to the late Oral & Emel (Jones) Corder. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brother Oral Weston Corder, Daughter Lori Lynn Corder, Grandson Kenneth Ray Corder and Son-in-Law Willam E. Shepherd, Sister-in-Law Martha (Stubblefield) Corder.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Elizabeth (Betty) A. (Handwerker) Corder, Children Christine (Lloyd) Hickey, Seaman, Oh., Carol Shepherd, Tipp City, Oh., Ray (Susan) Corder, Jacolyn (Robert) Gault, Carl ( Hye Kyong) Corder, Rebecca (Lyle) Clegg, Daniel (Donna) Corder, Joseph ( Melissa) Corder all of Brookville, OH. Kenny and Betty have 61 very much loved Grand and Great Grand Children who dearly loved their Grandpa, Brother Robert L. Corder, Charleston, Ill., also best friend Homer Castle and his best buddy "Max" his dog.

Kenny graduated from Northridge HS in 1942 and soon after was called up to serve his country in the US Army during WWII. He was with the 11th Airborne Division as a Paratrooper and Heavy Machine Gunner serving in New Guinea, South Philippines and Luzon. He was very proud of his service to his country and always proudly flew an American flag at his home.

Kenny and Betty married September 6, 1947 and soon after moved to the Brookville area, where they raised their eight children. He had many jobs over the years working for Univis Lens when he got back from the Service, then as a Milkman with Royal Crest Dairy delivering milk to homes in the Dayton area. He also worked for National Life as an agent and at one time had his own Agency. He owned and operated a Stop & Go Store in Englewood, owned and operated Aunt Mary's Restaurant in Brookville as well as Past & Present Antique and Craft store in Brookville and finally worked for the WACO gas station Brookville.

Kenny was a long time member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookville as well as a member of the VFW Post 3288, and Brookville AMVETS. He was very vocal and active in his support of Brookville School Issues.

Kenny never knew a stranger he would talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime. He was a GREAT Husband, Dad, Grandpa and friend to many people. He will be missed by all!

The Visitation will be Saturday, May 3 from 10AM to 1PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 25 W. Westbrook Rd., Brookville, 45309. The Funeral Service will begin at 1PM with Pastor Ron Timmons officiating. Burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery, Brookville.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Wounded Warriors.