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Obituary for Dr. James K. Cordonnier

Dr. James K. Cordonnier
Dr. James Kermit Cordonnier was born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1932 to Kermit and Amelia Cordonnier in Carthage, MO and departed this life Sunday, August 5, 2018 at home surrounded by loved ones.
He is survived by his wife Beverly, four sons, Michael and Martha, Matthew and Sandy, Andrew and Robert and Joshua Cordonnier, two daughters Wendy and Kelly Joplin and Sandra and Danny Hancock, one granddaughter, Jada Joplin and three grandsons, Luke, Caleb and Jacob Cordonnier.
Dr. Cordonnier graduated from Washington University Medical School in 1959.
He did his surgical training at Case Western Reserve University as Chief Resident in 1964.
He was a captain in the United States Air Force from 1964-1966 as a surgeon.
Subsequent to his discharge, he practiced medicine at Ferrell Duncan Clinic in Springfield, MO as a general and vascular surgeon for 44 years. He also served as general vascular surgeon at the Federal Medical Center for 11 years.
Jim had a love for all of the health care community and farming.
He loved his family. He adored and admired his wife Beverly, whom he married August 25, 1994.
Services will be at 11:00 AM Friday, August 10, 2018 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East, 3540 E. Seminole, Springfield, MO with visitation beginning at 9:30 AM prior to the service.
Committal with Military Honors will be conducted at 3:00 PM at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23453 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
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