Jane Frances Sordyl was born May 5, 1932, in Vienna, Missouri. She was the daughter of George James and Agnes Frances (Bade) Redel and was one of twelve children. She departed this life September 22, 2021, in Houston, Texas and is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ralph, nine children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was baptized at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Vienna, MO and was a lifelong, faithful, and dedicated member of The Catholic Church. Jane graduated from Vienna High School and worked at Fort Leonard Wood Army Base where she met and fell in love with Ralph A. Sordyl who was directing the church choir prior to his deployment to Germany. They were married on April 22, 1957 in Frankfurt, Germany and moved to Springfield, IL continuing their family and founding The House of Music store. Jane worked tirelessly in the House of Music and was also a successful real estate agent.
Jane was the proud mother of nine children: Lenore Thompson, Dr. Eileen Sordyl (Marty Scanlan), Alicia Popham (Todd), John, Jennifer Sordyl (Don Berg), Laura Hipp (Steve), Ralph (Diana), Dr. Elizabeth Sordyl (Robert Sudduth) and Leo. Grandchildren include Genevieve Scanlan, Chelsea Richardson (Lee), Austin Popham (Michelle), Abigail Oberg, Jonathan Oberg, Kayla Hipp, Megan Rose Hipp, Logan Hipp, and Luca Sudduth. Great-grandchildren include Luke, Mackenzie Jo and Sadie Leigh Richardson.
As an active member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church in Springfield, IL for over fifty years; she sang in the choir and went to church daily. She sponsored several candidates in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. In addition to Jane’s church activities, she was known for her hospitality and warmly welcomed everyone in her home.
A Funeral Mass will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, November 11 and a Mass and Burial will be held November 13 in Vienna, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Music Program at 524 East Lawrence Avenue Springfield, IL 62701.