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Cordimarie Christine "Cordi" Kotzbauer

August 6, 1932 - March 14, 2019

KOTZBAUER, Cordimarie C. Law “Cordi”, 86, of Bridgeport, Ohio and formerly of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019.
She was born August 6, 1932 in Union City, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles R. and Marie (Blair) Law. She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Wheeling, where she was a volunteer for their food pantry once a month for many years. She was an active member of the Thursday Music Club in Wheeling, where she sang many years in the club chorus until she wasn’t able to sing any more. She also belonged to Church Women United where she was greatly devoted and met many good friends.
Cordi had many jobs in her life as she moved every few years with her husband due to his job. She worked at Medical Dental Bureau in Wheeling until she went to Horne’s Department Store, working in the credit office. When they moved to Weirton, W.Va., she went to work at the credit office in Denmark’s Department Store in Steubenville, Ohio. While she lived there, she also joined the Pilot Club of Steubenville where she was the recording secretary from 1976-1977. Next she moved to North Ridgeville, Ohio where she worked at Lortec Power Systems as secretary to the engineer.
When they moved to Philippi, W.Va., for 13 years, she was very active in the Barbour County Homemakers, becoming homemaker of the year in 1986. She was county committee chairman and president of the Hilltopper Homemaker Club in 1985-1986. In the floods of 1983 she was a volunteer with the Red Cross for a year helping people get back on their feet.
Moving back to Wheeling in 1986, she went to B.M. Spurr School of Nursing and became an LPN. She then became an aide and eventually an LPN for Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
Cordi was an avid college football fan and golf enthusiast. She loved WVU and the Ohio State Buckeyes. She also loved to read.
Cordi lived life to the fullest and enjoyed her time with family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years in 1996, John G. Kotzbauer, three brothers, Blair (Rose) Law, Charles (Evelyn) Law, and William (Ginny) Law.
Cordi’s memory will forever be cherished by those who survive including, one son, John C. Kotzbauer of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Paula (Dan) Coats of Flowery Branch, Ga., and Joline Hilt, with whom she lived with; five grandchildren, Camille (Jim) Batory of Vero Beach, Fla., Shane (Charlene) Kloss of Hudson, Ohio, Tray (Kristina) Kloss of Lawrenceville, Ga. Bryan (Kelli) Hilt of Glen Dale, W.Va., and Justin Hilt of Bridgeport, with whom she lived with; twelve great grandchildren; one sister, Virginia (Lou) Knicley of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; very dear friends, Phyllis Conner of Wheeling, Sharon Yoho, and Marlene Ingram who were always there when she needed them; Sister-in-law, Faye Kotzbauer of DuBois, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews whom she adored.
A private family viewing will be held at the convenience of the family. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11 am at St. James Lutheran Church, Wheeling, with Rev. Deborah Gable officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Cordi’s family would like to thank all of her care givers for caring for her. Especially Dr. Holloway and his office staff, the Visiting Nurses, and the Staff at OVMC who were always kind and caring to her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Webark Estates, a no kill shelter, PO Box 918, Moundsville, W.Va. 26041 or to St. James Lutheran Church, Food Pantry, 1409 Chapline Street, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003.
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Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time: 11:00 am


St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church

1409 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

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