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The Seniority Benefit Group “Client Corner” – Featuring Diane Cordial of Powell, Ohio

Diane Cordial American Pie Celebraton

We like to say all the Seniority Benefit Group (SBG) clients are winners, but when we talk about Diane Cordial, she’s got the hardware to back it up. Mrs. Cordial was named the National Pie Baking Champion for her Sour Cherry pie by Good Housekeeping and Crisco in the early nineties. Contestants from all 50 states participated in the competition held in New Orleans, Louisiana after having won their individual state fair completion. Along with being named the National Pie Baking Champion, Mrs. Cordial received $25,000 worth of new kitchen aid appliances, the entire collection of Longaberger baskets, a feature article in Good Housekeeping magazine, and a shiny silver rolling pin that still hangs in the Cordial kitchen today.

Diane in front of her National Pie Champion’s silver rolling pin.

“Winning this competition was the highlight of my life! I had been baking and entering contests at the Ohio State Fair for over 25 years, but I had never won a competition as big as this one.” – Diane Cordial

The office staff at SBG has been lucky enough to taste one of the famous Cordial cherry pies. After sharing her story with Medicare Advisor, Don Olson, Diane felt it was important that he got to taste the pie to truly understand why she earned this national accolade. One afternoon shortly after pulling the pie out of the oven, it arrived in the SBG conference room for the staff to sample.

The team at SBG enjoying one of Diane’s cherry pies.

“Don has helped me so much with all of my Medicare decisions, especially since my husband passed away 10 years ago, and I wanted to thank him with one of my pies. Based on the empty pie plate I got back, I think he and his co-workers really enjoyed it.” – Diane Cordial

Not only do we enjoy working with Diane for her pies, she is a truly delightful person. The Powell native raised four daughters and worked as a psychiatric nurse while living on Big Bear Farms for 35 years while her husband Chuck managed the farm.

“I had the privilege of helping Diane enroll in a Medicare health plan. I believe she has uncovered the secret to aging – positive attitude; dedication to family; and award-winning cherry pie baker. Truly, she was an inspiration to me…and I trust to all who know her.” – Don Olson

If you or someone you know is a client of SBG and would like to be featured on the Client Corner”, contact Debbie Stamnes at dstamnes@senioritybenefitgroup.com or by calling 614-799-1403.

A typical dessert table at the Cordial house.
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2 comments

  1. Way to go Diane! Our families have been friends for 40yrs, and share the most wonderful memories and fun times together. The highlight for us was during the Ohio State Fair when it was pie day. After the judging was over, you would bring all the pies home, about 15, every variety one could think of and then invite all your friends out to the farm to enjoy those beautiful and delicious pies. I’m so proud of all your accomplishments and proud that you have been such a dear friend over the years and have always been there for me.
    Congratulations to a very deserving lady.

    Love,
    Egee

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