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Lucy E. Corder

August 28, 1929 — October 2, 2023


Lucy E. Ernstes Corder, 94 of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2023. She was born August 28, 1929, in Horace, Decatur County, Indiana.

Lucy graduated from St. Mary Academy in 1947.

Lucy worked for Western Electric for 25 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and the Ave Maria Guild at St. Paul Hermitage.

Lucy will be remembered as a hard worker, always cleaning, talking, but mostly spending her precious time with her family and grandchildren.

Lucy is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years William Corder, parents Charles and Gertrude Ernstes, sisters Leona Marlett, Betty Malin, Marie Havens, brothers Wendell  Ernstes, Carl Ernstes, Paul Ernstes, John Ernstes, Alfred Ernstes, Charles Ernestes.

Lucy is survived by her children Mary Corder, Therese (Pat) Pitzer, Ruth (Orrin) Perkins, William (Beth) Corder, Matthew (Debbie) Corder, David (Charmaine) Corder,  11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Visitation for Lucy will be Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at O’Riley - Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 6107 South East Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, October 6, 2023, at 10:00 AM in Holy Name Catholic Church, 89 North 17th Avenue, Beech Grove, Indiana 46107.  Entombment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorials in Lucy’s name may be made to Holy Name Catholic Church.

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Thursday, October 5, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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6107 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46227

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Friday, October 6, 2023

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