Luella Cory

Luella Clara Cory, age 98, entered the arms of Jesus in her son’s home surrounded by her family on Friday, January 15, 2016. She was born in Blissfield, Michigan on August 17, 1917 to Ernest and Margaret Knapp.


Luella married Robert Cory on June 20, 1944, and after a beautiful marriage of 50 years, he preceded her in death in 1995. She is survived by their three children: Kathy (Rody) Rodeheaver, Pat (Larry) Russell, and Dan (Dawn) Cory; and seven grandchildren: Cory (Jennifer) Rodeheaver, Joel (Lauren) Rodeheaver, Abbey (John) Johnston, Laura (Adam) Rodeheaver-Van Gelder, April (Chris) Key, Danielle Cory, Jessica Cory and eight great-grandchildren. Luella was the last living family member of five siblings.


Luella began a career in cosmetology after graduation from Blissfield High School. She and Bob established a home in Blissfield where their children were raised and their grandchildren loved to visit. Her many interests and abilities centered on her faith, her family and serving others with hospitality and a generous spirit. She lived a very long and full life reflected by the joy she found in such activities as gardening, sewing, and grand-parenting. She also cared for her own parents in her home until their passing. In later years, she spent many hours assisting a mission project benefitting marginalized woman in Africa by preparing material to be used in sellable products. Many knew her as a woman of faithful prayer. Her family and friends will dearly miss her.


A private family burial will be held on Saturday, January 23rd, at the Ogden Township Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family staring at 2:30 PM at Zion United Brethren Church, followed by a 3:00 PM memorial service, officiated by Pastor Aden Porter. In honor of Luella, memorial contributions may be given to Zion United Brethren Church, 4830 E. Weston Rd., Blissfield, MI 49228. Phone: 517-443-5969.