Friday, December 2, 2016

Rachelle Cordonnier (November 27, 2016)

Rachelle Cordonnier passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the age of 83. She was an educator all her life, having first been a teacher in elementary schools for 15 years, and then Principal for 26 years. She also served as Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in New Mexico for five years. All of her educational experience was in Catholic Schools.

Rachelle was preceded in death by her parents, August and Freda (Barhorst) Cordonnier, one sister, Marie Schwartz, and three brothers, Thomas (Rosemary) Cordonnier, Kenneth Cordonnier and Paul Cordonnier. She is survived by three brothers, Jim (Doris) Cordonnier, August F. (Barb) Cordonnier and Bill (Sue) Cordonnier; one sister, Carol (Amos) Johns. Her brother in law, Kenneth Schwartz; sisters in law, Rosie Cordonnier and Connie Cordonnier also survive. She has numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

Rachelle was heavily involved in her church St. Boniface Catholic Church in Piqua. She taught CCD, volunteered for several activities, organized many events and adored in the Chapel for many hours every week. Rachelle was always concerned about the poor and less fortunate and so we ask that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be given to St. Boniface Catholic Church or charity of your choice.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Tom Bolte celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Remy Catholic Cemetery, Russia, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 4-7 PM as well as Friday from 9-9:45 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

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