Opal Dirks


Opal Margaret Cordes Dirks died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

Opal Margaret Cordes Dirks died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

She was born Oct. 6, 1921, in rural Meade County, to Barthold H. and Pauline M. Eckhoff Cordes. She graduated from Meade High School in 1940.

On Dec. 31, 1944, she married Staff Sgt. Harold F. Dirks in Santa Maria, Calif. They lived south of Dodge City, where they farmed and had a dairy. He died Oct. 20, 1980. She also was preceded in death by her parents; her twin brother, Arthur Cordes; a sister, Christina Cordes Wurdeman; and two brothers, John and Chester Cordes.

Survivors include her children, Arthur Dirks of Dodge City, Randall Dirks of Garden City, Susan Dirks Carlson of Overland Park, and Arlan Dirks of Independence, Mo.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Dodge City. Burial will follow at Christ The King Cemetery in rural Ford County.

Visitation hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Swaim Funeral Home in Dodge City. Thoughts and memories may be shared at www.swaimfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to Life Outreach International, Project Mission Feeding at (800) 947-5433.


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