Edmond Joseph "Ed" Cody, Jr., 82, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield.
He was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Edmond Joseph, Sr. and Marian (Coughlan) Cody. On Aug. 22, 1953, in Chicago, Ill., he was united in marriage to Julie Lowe, who survives. Additional survivors include: four sons, Michael Cody and his wife, Suzy, of Wichita, Kan., Raymond Cody and his wife, Anita, of Telluride, Colo., Ronald Cody and his wife, Louise, of Valley Center, Kan., and Donald Cody and his wife, Valeta, of Wichita, Kan.; one daughter, Patricia Weller and her husband, Michael, of Naperville, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He grew up and received his education in Chicago, graduating from Fenwick High School and received his bachelor's degree from Trinity College in Chicago. From Oct. 4, 1946, until Oct. 22, 1952, he served in the U.S. Army, receiving a victory medal in World War II and also served in Germany during the Korean War. Much of his life was spent in Wichita, Kan., where he was a credit executive manager for Benjamin Moore Paints. In 1983, he and Julie moved to Shell Knob.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church where a funeral mass was held Thursday under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Father David Miller conducted the services. Burial with military honors was at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Wichita, Kan., with Father Ruben Ortiz officiating.
Contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church in his memory.
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