Vera Harriet Cody, age 93, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away on Friday, August 1, 2008 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Vera was born in Kidron, Ohio on September 4, 1914 to Cornelius and Susan Sprunger. She lived most of her life in Wayne County, Ohio in the communities of Wooster, Dalton, and Orrville. She graduated from Orrville High School in 1934. In 2003, she moved to Perrysburg, Ohio to be near her son, Frank, and his family.
Services will be Wednesday, August 6th at ll:00 a.m. at Vera’s church, Trinity United Church of Christ in Wooster with Rev. Glen Royer officiating. Burial will be at Wooster Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, August 5th from 6-9 at McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home in Wooster or an hour before services at the church.
Vera married Kenneth Ray Cody in September, 1940. He passed in October, 1965. They have one son, Frank (Brenda) Cody of Maumee, Ohio. She is also survived by a sister, Barbara Wade of Orrville; brother, James Sprunger of Victorville, CA; sister-in-law, Lena (Sprunger) Major of Albuquerque, NM; step-granddaughter, Jodi Durham of Maumee; step-great grandchildren, Bryce Durham and Alexandria Gillen, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; brothers John Leland, Carl, and Lauren and step-grandson Richard Steven Gillen.
Vera worked as a housekeeper for families in Orrville and Wooster and as a nurse’s aid at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Dalton. Among her favorite things to do was write letters to her family and friends. She wrote the most thoughtful words with flowing penmanship. She prided herself in remembering birthdays and special occasions with cards and letters. She also worked on beautiful quilts. Hobbies included doing all types of word puzzles and playing bingo and bunco. Vera was as a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Indians and rarely missed watching a game.
Family and friends were so important to her. She cherished family gatherings and visits with friends and neighbors. She was always willing to lend a hand in any way possible and easily made friends.
The family would like to thank her physician, Dr. Thomas Cox, and, everyone on the staff of hospice who came in contact with Vera the last few weeks for their treatment and compassion. Our thanks would not be complete without a special place in our heart for Sam, the Golden Retriever therapy dog. He did not leave the family’s side during the last few hours, providing tremendous comfort.
The family requests that contributions in Vera’s memory be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551 or to Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 East North St., Wooster, OH 44691.
Hospice of North West Ohio
Wed. Aug. 6, 2008 11:00 A.M. at Trinity United Church of Christ
Tuesday Aug. 5, 2008 from 6-9 P.M.