Obituary: Janie E. Cody, 59, of New London, Mo.

Janie Cody
Posted: Apr. 24, 2017 4:51 pm

Janie E. Cody, 59, of New London, Mo., passed away at 5:32 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in New London, Mo.  Pastor Brian Ninedorf will officiate. Burial will be at Barkley Cemetery in New London, Mo.

Friends and family are invited to Janie’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Janie was born Aug. 20, 1957, in St. Charles, Mo., to Charles and Janet Presley Creech.

She was married to Richard A. Cody on July 12, 1975, in Winfield, Mo. He survives.

Other survivors include two children, Cheryl Reindl (Tim) of Loami, Ill., and Mark A. Cody (Megan N.) of Higbee, Mo.; six grandchildren, Evan R., Chase R., Lucas C., Landon R., Hunter C. and Easton C. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and extended family.

Janie was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Duane Creech; one sister, Ellen Creech; and an infant son, Dale Cody.

A talented florist, Janie worked with Griffen’s Flowers in Hannibal for close to 40 years. Janie loved her work with plants and flowers. White gardenias were her favorite flower. 

Away from work Janie’s church was a huge part of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of New London for many years. Janie was active in her church and church missions to lead others to Christ and often enjoyed participating in Women’s Bible Studies every Tuesday.

Janie always took pleasure in traveling to new destinations with her family. She loved maps and keeping a journal about the details of her travels. Following NASCAR races and driver, Jeff Gordon was enjoyable to Janie. She also liked crossword puzzles, playing solitaire and watching murder mysteries on the Hallmark Channel. Most of all Janie loved the time she shared with her friends and family. A loving and caring spirit, Janie was always loyal and humble to all that knew her.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of New London for the "Win The World" Campaign.

Pallbearers will be Keith Miller, Adam Hayden, Buddy Creech, Matt Cody, David Champion and William Creech.

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