Francis LaVerne Coddington, age 76, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, passed away Friday, October 13th, 2023 at his home. Francis was born in Missouri Valley to Gilford and Irene Coddington in 1946. Francis was married to Mary Griffith, on June 14th, 1969. He served his country in the Air Force during Vietnam as an aircraft technician. After the war, he worked for Western Union and then OPPD at the Fort Calhoun power plant for many years before retiring.
Francis loved fishing, golf, cribbage, listening to music on his porch, reading Dean Koontz, gardening, and enjoying his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; his sister, Betty Ruffcorn; his three children: Bruce (Jill) Coddington, Francine Ebert (Tim McVeigh), and Amber (Joshua) Navarro; his grandchildren Gillian, James, Haisten, Liam, Corwin, Harper, Jacoby, Cael, and many nieces and nephews.
Francis was preceded in death by his mother and father, his brothers Fred, Larry, and sisters Mary, and Shirley Mae.
Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, October 25th from 9:00a.m to 11:00am, at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. Funeral Service to follow at 11:00a.m.
Military Honors will be conducted by VFW Post 6256 and O’Hara Seeley Post, presented graveside at Calhoun cemetery.
The family would like to invite everyone to lunch at the Eagle’s Club following the interment.
In Loving Memory Of
Francis L. Coddington
December 17, 1946 Missouri Valley, Iowa
Entered Into Rest
October 13, 2023 Missouri Valley, Iowa
11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Hennessey Funeral Home
Missouri Valley, Iowa
Officiating Pastor Marlin Lustgraaf
“What A Wonderful World” “Good Bye”
“I Have A Dream” “Don’t Cry For Me”
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow” “The Garden”
Dwight MacGrath Joe Spears
James Coddington Liam Coddington
Corwin Kerger Bruce Coddington
Final Resting Place