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Stacey Lynne (Layton) Cordell

17 August, 2010 by troy glidden

Mrs. Stacey Lynne Cordell, 44, of McPherson, KS., passed away at 5:15 a.m., Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 while in the company of family members at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.

Stacey Lynne Cordell was born December 5, 1965 in West Covina, California. She was the daughter of Dennis Roy and Nancy Ann (Modlin) Layton. She joined her brother, Greg, to make their family complete. Glendora, California was Stacey’s hometown and she attended Sellers Elementary School, Goddard Junior High School, and graduated from Glendora High School in 1984. She was an outstanding volleyball and softball player and still followed the women’s softball teams when they were playing in championship games. Following high school, she attended a travel agency school in San Diego, received her certificate and worked for Slotzy’s Travel Agency in Fullerton, California as a travel agent. She also worked within the California State Park System at Silverwood Lake and being the outdoor girl that she was this was a most enjoyable job for her. During her growing up years, her family made many camping trips to the desert to ride motorcycles. She never lost her love for the bikes and a few years back she had the Harley she had always dreamed of.

On April 29, 1989, Stacey was united in marriage to Scott D. Cordell at LaVerne, California. They were blessed with two children a son, Tyler Scott and a daughter, Kailey Grace. They were the love of her life. She was so proud of them and encouraged them to always do their best no matter what they attempted. Wanting to raise their children in a smaller community, the family moved to McPherson, Kansas in 1995 and found the place they would always call home and people they could always call friends. She and Scott and the kids had a lot of good times camping and also going to one of their favorite places, Colorado. She recently said she had hoped to make memories for her children, not realizing that just being Mom was the most important and valuable memory she could ever give them. Stacey was fortunate to find the work that she truly loved when she began working for the McPherson County Sheriff’s Department as a corrections officer and also became a Reserve Deputy Sheriff. She was proud of the work she did and her family was proud of her service also.

The family joined Calvary Baptist Church and later attended New Hope Evangelical Church. Stacey was a loving, generous and caring woman who had a strong belief in God. A faith that carried her through many of the trials she had to face. But the fight against the cancer just became too long and too hard for her and as courageous as she was she finally had to give up the battle on August 17, 2010 at 5:15 a.m. at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson, Kansas. She was surrounded by her family and their love.

Her surviving family members include her husband of twenty-one years, Scott; her children Tyler and Kailey of the home; her parents, Dennis and Nancy Layton of McPherson; her brother, Greg Layton and sister-in-law, Loretta, of Glendora, California; her parents-in-law Dave and Hazel Schneider of Glendora, California; her sister-in-law Robin Myers and husband, Rex, of Redlands, California; her nephews, Russell Layton, Kyle Layton, Luke Layton, and Shane Heflin; aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas.

The funeral service will be held at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 20, 2010 with Pastor Jim Keil and Pastor H. Dick Reynolds, Jr. officiating. Special music “Amazing Grace” and “Run For You” will be played.

The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas.

McPherson County Sheriff Reserves

Memorial contributions may be given to Livestrong and can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

Posted By Val Erickson on 01 September, 2010
Scott, Tyler, Kailey and family,
My heart goes out to all of you with the loss of Stacey. She was such a beautiful and sincere person and was highly respected by all those that loved her. Stacey touched so many lives day to day, with her kindness, love and honesty. She was truly an "Earth Angel" and her presence here will be deeply missed but she will live forever in our hearts.

Posted By Erik and Della Rieger and family on 19 August, 2010
Scott, Tyler, Kailey and family,
We are all so sorry for your loss. She was such a lovely, strong woman and you are such a great family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless all of you!!

Posted By Jill @ Dr. Leopolds office on 19 August, 2010
I am saddened by you loss of Stacey she was such a wonderful person to see when she was in the office w/you or Kailey. She will be missed. You and your family are in my prayers. Jill

Posted By Sasnak Study Club on 19 August, 2010
Nancy, We of the Sasnak Study Club are remembering how much you meant to all of us. Our prayers are with you in the loss of Stacey.

Posted By Joanna Ward-Parr on 19 August, 2010
All of us at Dr. Nanney's office will miss her sweet smile, and loving nature. We were touch by her beautiful soul. God Bless her Family.

Posted By Tina Anderson on 19 August, 2010
Scott & family,
I am so sorry to hear about Stacey. What a beautiful person! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted By SANDY STAPLETON on 19 August, 2010
To Stacey's Wonderful Family...
It was very difficult to hear of Stacey's passing. I know for sure that her pain and suffering is over and she is reveling in the beauty and love of her heavenly Father. Please find comfort in this knowledge.
A Friend,
Sandy Stapleton

Posted By Kristin Parks on 18 August, 2010
Nancy and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Stacey was an amazing woman and she will be terribly missed here. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted By Abby Heiman on 18 August, 2010
Scott, Nancy, and Dennis,
I'm so sorry to hear of Stacey's passing. She was a wonderful person. May God be with all of you at this time.

Posted By bonnie proctor ,sonja larry and family on 17 August, 2010
it was so hard to hear about stacy. Our thoughts and love are with you

Posted By bonnie proctor on 17 August, 2010
dennis nancy and family
our thought's and hearts are with you at this time.

Posted By Hope Cranford on 17 August, 2010
Dennis, Nancy and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your daughter's passing. Please know that you are in my prayers during this time of grief.

Hope Cranford

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