E. Lorene Yordi

E. Lorene Yordi

E. Lorene Yordi, aged 97, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021. She was born February 20, 1924 in Tonkawa, Oklahoma to Ray E. Foster and Bonnie M. Miller.

Lorene lived life to the fullest and had a wide range of interests. She was an avid reader, a self-taught master gardener, a supporter of the arts and opera, an international traveler, and a connoisseur of fine food, wine, and champagne. Lorene owned and operated The Bookseller in Ardmore from 1972 to 2004. In 1997 she received the American Booksellers Association Award for 25 Years of Continuous Operation. She was active in the historic preservation and revitalization of Ardmore's downtown district. In 1999 she received both Ardmore's Small Business Person of the Year and Main Street Volunteer of the Year awards. She was a member and long-serving volunteer of the First Presbyterian Church and the Goddard Center.

She is survived by daughters Bonnie Yordi of Brookfield, Wisconsin, Cathleen Yordi of Flat Rock, North Carolina, and Linda Cline of Spokane, Washington, grandchildren Samara Smith Bechini, Cori Yordi, Carmen Mix, Lauren Fraser, Angie Bailey, Chris Yordi, Parker Cline and Carsen McGuire, numerous nieces and nephews including Carter Foster, and a host of great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers Jack Foster, Keith Foster, and Loyd Foster and sons Neil Yordi and Ronald Yordi.

Please join family and friends for a Celebration of Life at the Goddard Center in the First Gallery on Sunday, July 18 from noon to 3pm.

Published on June 22, 2021