Colleen N. (Yoder) and Marla Jane Cordill

April 24, 1990 ‒ March 03, 2018

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Colleen N. (Yoder) Cordill and Marla Jane Cordill, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware 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, Ohio, the daughter of B.J. Yoder and Amy (Beair) Yoder Miltz.  She was raised in Marion, Ohio, where she graduated from Pleasant High School in the class of 2009.  She also 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 her husband, 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 good cup of 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 grandparents: 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 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Cornerstone Alliance Church, 2010 Marion-Marysville Rd, Marion, OH.  Services honoring their lives and their faith will also be held there at 1 p.m. on Friday, with Pastor Tim Miller officiating.  Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to their family, to Aaron, and they may be sent to the funeral home.

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  • Although I worked with Colleen for a short period of time, she was so compassionate and hardworking. She was super excited about being pregnant and having Marla.
    We are at a loss of how to give you condolences so we are just praying for Aaron and his family.
    Lord be with Aaron and his family while they walk through this. Lord you are our strength. If they cannot walk we know you will carry them. In Jesus’s name, amen.

  • Colleen was one of the best people I knew. She was one of my best friends in college at Grace. We spent countless hours together laughing. I cannot imagine a world without you in it Colleen. You were going to be the best mother, because you truly were the mother for all of your friends. You lived life to its fullest in everything you did. I’m so sorry to your family and friends for your untimely departure. But I know we are each better people for having known you and your love. Your soul will live on in each of us and everyone you touched. I miss you friend. I love you.

  • To Aaron and Family-
    I am Ashley Ferko’s sister. I didn’t get to spend a large amount of time with Colleen in person, but chatted with her via Facebook messenger quite a bit– especially recently, because of the move to Delaware (where I am about 5 minutes away).
    I remember the time my family was at Great Wolf Lodge, and Colleen was so excited to see that we were close. You (Aaron) and she came and we hung out in the Great Wolf Lodge lobby, just chatting away. I appreciated the way she just wanted to see us, just because, and just to catch up.
    Her beautiful and kind soul was so evident. I agree with what everyone has been saying, I am a better person just for knowing her. Every time I drink coffee, with a fun creamer, or from Starbucks, I will think of her.
    May her spirit live within each of those she touched.
    Enjoy dancing with Jesus, Colleen and Marla, someday we will join you there!

  • Deepest Sympathy Aaron and Family…. I wish I had just the right words of comfort for you. I know they have one amazing Angel welcoming them home. God Bless.
    Dave McVaney

  • Dear Colleen, Aaron, and Marla –

    It is with great pain and awesome admiration that your work family will remember you. Little did I realize that our recent, profound conversations would be our last. Your admitted weaknesses were the spa, weekend getaways, fine art and Disneyworld with your best friend and husband. You had “expensive tastes” as you liked to put it. Your love and loyalty to your family, as well as your work family, was constant. You were quick and bright and funny: a light for those around you.

    You literally never complained. You exhibited grace and humor in the most stressful of situations, which made the people around you, including myself, feel better. You put our members first and were not finished until they had been taken care of. You never made a single excuse. You were a boss’s dream, Colleen.

    More important than your work ethic and camaraderie with your team, you were an excellent person with unwavering integrity. You made us all better human beings just by being yourself. You made me laugh when I didn’t feel like it. During our final conversation, I told you that you were glowing. As you stood in my office doorway, laughing, I shared with you how happy I was that Aaron’s job, your job, the move, and the baby were all falling into place. I told you that you were going to be an excellent mother and I meant it. You told me how grateful you felt.

    Things didn’t go the way that any of us had expected so, for everyone who knew you, and for those who never got the opportunity, we grieve. Some people have a profound impact in a short time — you are one of those people. You will be a wonderful mother to Marla in Heaven: forever loved and deeply missed down here on earth.

    With gratitude —

    Barbara Scanlon and the Central/SE SW Region teams

  • Aaron and family.
    I had the great pleasure of being Colleen’s children’s Church teacher. She always knew all the answers and was such a delight. My prayer is that God’s Grace will sustain you at this difficult time.

  • Sweet Colleen! I am absolutely stunned and heart broken for your family and sweet husband. This does not seem real.
    You were such a beautiful, hilarious, wonderful, Grace-filled, love-filled woman. Thank you for your “mother-ship” when I was a ‘few years younger than you freshman’ living on your hall. I loved watching your pregnancy journey from afar (and snapping you constantly to share in our love of all thinks pickle). You would have been the most Life giving momma to sweet Marla.
    Aaron, I don’t know you, but thank you for loving this sweet woman while she was here on this earth. I know she loved you immensely. My deepest hope for healing and peace to you.

  • Colleen left us too early. She was always a cheerful spirit and added zest wherever she went. I have known Colleen since she was a young girl at church. She didn’t ever seem to be daunted by situations but headed right forward. Colleen will be missed dearly by us all. But I am sure she and baby Marla are enjoying all the blessings of being in heaven with her Lord and Savior!

  • Dear BJ and family,
    Sue and I were sad to hear of the passage of Colleen and her unborn daughter. We will be praying for God’s comforting arms to reach out to you and provide the strength needed as well as insure you of His love for you .
    Sincerely, Larry and Sue Czerniak

  • Dear BJ and Family:

    My heart and prayers go it to you I what has been such an incredibly difficult time for you and your family. I struggle as I am sure you do to understand God’s plan that takes a mother and unborn daughter from her parents and husband. I am sure that this plan will reveal itself to you through prayer and the passage of time. In the meantime be strong and rely on the strength of family and friends. May God’s peace find you!

  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathy Aaron and family. I pray you find comfort in the promise at John 5:28-29 when we will see Colleen and Marla again. May God continue to grant your family peace and comfort at this difficult time.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Colleen was a sweet, positive, encouraging person. Her love for the Lord was evident in her life.
    I pray God will bring you peace and comfort in the coming days.

  • Im am so sorry to hear of your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Colleen and she was such a Fun , Entergectic, Positive Young Lady. May God bring you Peace and Comfort, i will continue to Keep the Families in My Prayers, May God Bless You All.