Dec 19, 2019 11:45 PM

Doris Cordell (1927 - 2019

Posted Dec 19, 2019 11:45 PM

Doris (Beringer) Cordell, age 92, formerly of Hershey, Nebraska, died on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in Gothenburg, Nebraska.

Doris was born on July 3, 1927 to Peter and Elizabeth Beringer in Aurora, Illinois.  Her mom died in 1927 and later her father married Hazel Ortman, who was a wonderful mother to Doris.

Doris graduated from West Aurora High School with the Class of 1945, then went to work as a bookkeeper for a dress manufacturing company in Aurora.  On October 8, 1947, Doris was united in marriage to Jim Cordel at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Sutherland, Nebraska.  The couple lived on a farm west of Hershey, Nebraska for six years, then moved into town.  They raised three children and were married for 58 years.

Doris was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and attended Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church in Hershey, where she was on the Altar Society, and was active with the U-Come-To Club.  She helped on the Senior Center Board for two years, the Lincoln County Election Board for many years, and ehlped start the recycling program in Hershey.  Doris also helped pack boxes for troops overseas with Patriot Packages.  In addition to all her activities, she enjoyed her children, grandchildren and being with friends as well as walking, reading, doing embroidery and listening to music.

She is survived by her daughter, Gay Cordell-Smith (Galen) of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; her sons, Lynn (Barbara) Cordell of Hastings, Nebraska and Pat (Patricia) Cordell of Gothenburg, Nebraska; grandchildren, Gabe (Kara) Cordell of Bennington, Nebraska and Jennifer Cordell-Wheeler (Joe) of St. Louis, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Sienna Lynn and Ayla Elizabeth Cordell; nephew, David Greenbusch of Aurora, Illinois; special friend, Della Brown of Hershey, Nebraska; as well as other friends and family.

Along with her mother, Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; her parents, Peter and Hazel Beringer; a sister, Joan Breenbusch; and a niece, Rosemarie Greenbusch.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 23, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 2801 West E Street in North Platte, Nebraska with Celebrant Father Sagar.  Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery south of Sutherland, Nebraska.  In keeping with Doris' wishes, the casket will be closed.  The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore in North Platte, Nebraska, which is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials are suggested to Holy Spirit Catholic Church.