Colleen N. Yoder Cordill and her unborn daughter, Marla Jane Cordill, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware, Ohio, following a brief illness. Colleen was only 27 years old and her daughter, Marla, was due to join their family in July.
On April 24, 1990, Colleen was born in Bellefontaine, a daughter of B.J. Yoder and Amy Beair Yoder Miltz. She was raised in Marion, where she graduated from Pleasant High School in the class of 2009, where she loved participating in their show choir, and didn’t miss performing in any of their musicals and plays.
Colleen furthered her education at Grace College in Indiana, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in counseling in 2013. She enjoyed a meaningful internship during college at Dr. Mark Piacentinni’s in Prospect, helping counsel those battling addiction. Becoming an addiction counselor became a life goal of hers she had hoped to have time to achieve.
Following Grace College, Colleen had worked as a case manager with Buckeye Health, helping their patients find treatments needed that were available to them.
Finding a special love, Colleen married Aaron Cordill on July 16, 2016. They quickly knew they were meant for one another, and they also knew they wanted to share a family together. They were both so excited to meet their daughter, Marla Jane Cordill in July. Together they also appreciated the little things in life, such as a cup of good coffee and a great meal with a glass of wine.
Growing up in Marion, Colleen found a youth group and church home that was perfect for her at the Cornerstone Alliance Church. She developed a strong belief in her Lord and Savior there, and she loved singing the music of her love for God with all of her heart.
Loving everything about musicals, Colleen always wanted to see a show on Broadway. She was so excited that Aaron recently took her to New York City, to enjoy the play Chicago. She also loved watching Wicked many times with her mother at the theaters in Ohio, and singing karaoke every chance she could.
Having a very nurturing and mothering heart, Colleen was always “the Mom” of her friends. She was the most supportive and loyal friend you could have asked for and she had a way of always bringing everyone together. She also loved to host parties, and recently threw a great surprise party for her mother’s 50th birthday.
While her family mourns their loss of Colleen and Marla here on earth, they also rejoice their entrance into Heaven. They will not be saying “goodbye,” instead they are saying “we will see you later.”
Left to cherish their memory are their husband and father, Aaron Cordill; their parents and grandparent,: Amanda “Amy” (Arthur) Miltz of Marion, and Bryan “B.J.” (Nancy) Yoder of West Liberty; their brother and uncle, Ethan Yoder; their grandparents and great-grandparents, Dick and Gloria Beair and Flo Yoder; and too many great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews to be able to mention them all.
Colleen and Marla were also preceded in death by their grandfather and great-grandfather, Carl Yoder.
Their family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Cornerstone Alliance Church, 2010 Marion-Marysville Road, Marion, where services honoring their lives and their faith will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 9, with Pastor Tim Miller officiating. Burial follow in Marion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to their family, to Aaron, and they may be sent to Snyder Funeral Home, 347 W. Center St., Marion OH 43302.