Carolyn Cords

Obituary of Carolyn J. Cords

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Carolyn J. Cords, 93, of Francesville, IN passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021 at Digby Place in Lafayette, IN.  She was born on February 26, 1928 in Francesville to the late John and Frieda [Kaupke] Kopka.  Carolyn graduated from Medaryville High School in 1946.  On April 3, 1949, she married Arthur W. Cords.  He passed away on May 28, 1982.  Carolyn worked at Fagen’s Pharmacy (formerly Sullivan’s Drug Store) in Francesville for 67 years.   She was always busy working or helping others. 

Carolyn was a member of Francesville First Christian Church where she served many years as a Deaconess and cherished her Tuesday morning ladies’ Bible study.  She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, Bunco Club, and Aim-Hi Home Ec Club. 

Carolyn enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, and sewing as well as family fishing vacations.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

She is survived by:

Gene (Kay) Cords, Lafayette, IN Son

Jill (CJ) Collins, Lafayette, IN Daughter

Travis (Cassie) Cords, Lafayette, IN Grandson

Tara (Chad) Dahlenburg, Reynolds, IN Granddaughter

Brant (Miranda) Cords, Lafayette, IN Grandson

Holly Collins, Lafayette, IN Granddaughter

Noah Dahlenburg, Great Grandson

Kinley Dahlenburg, Great Granddaughter

Devyn Dahlenburg, Great Granddaughter

Quinn Dahlenburg, Great Granddaughter

Ryker Cords, Great Grandson

Berkley Cords, Great Granddaughter

Irene Kopka, Lafayette, IN Sister-in-law

1 Niece and 2 Nephews


Preceded in death by:

John and Frieda [Kaupke] Kopka, Parents

Arthur W. Cords, Husband

Lynn (Alice) Kopka, Brother

Jon Kopka, Brother

Richard (Phyllis) Cords, Brother-in-law


Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EDT Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.   

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Friday, July 30, 2021 at Francesville First Christian Church with Pastor James Ketchen officiating. 

The family requests that all guests to the funeral home and church please follow CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Francesville First Christian Church.

Online Condolences may be offered at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville.



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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht - Francesville
232 South Brooks St.
Francesville, Indiana, United States

Funeral Services

11:00 am
Friday, July 30, 2021
Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht - Francesville
232 South Brooks St.
Francesville, Indiana, United States


Roseland Cemetery
Francesville, Indiana, United States
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