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Lorraine Cody

October 4, 1930 — November 17, 2020

Lorraine Cody

Lorraine M. Cody

Age 90 of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Coal City, IL passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Delmer Gardens-West in Town and Country, MO.

Born October 4, 1930 in Coal City, Lorraine Mae was the daughter of Joseph J. and M. Bridgid (nee Ryan) Testa. She was raised in Coal City and graduated from Coal City High School with the Class of 1948. On November 24, 1957, Lorraine married Edward A. Cody of County Carlow, Ireland at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Coal City. Lorraine held employment for many years at Dierberg’s Market as a bakery clerk. She was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church in St. Louis and Local 655 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.

Survivors include her two sons: Kevin (the late Cheryl) Cody of Overland Park, KS and Brian (Jeanne) Cody of Chesterfield, MO; five grandchildren: Kaitlyn Cody and Lauren Cody both of Overland Park, KS, Noel (Sarah) Cody of Brooklyn, NY, Lea Cody of Arlington, VA, and Bridgid Cody of Salt Lake City, UT; one brother: John (Linda) Testa of Port Washington, WI; three sisters-in-law: Arlette Testa of Morris, IL, Rhoda Cody of England and Eithne Cody of Country Carlow, Ireland and nieces and nephews: JoEllen (nee Testa) Fish, Claudette (nee Testa) Schmitt, Edward Testa, Mike Testa, Mark Testa, Shawn Testa, Jennifer Swincicki (nee Testa), Peter Cody, Mary Cody, James Cody, Cecilia Chisolm (nee Cody), Emily Cody, Michael Cody, Colman Cody, Caitríona Cody, Muireann Cody, Justin Cody, and Philip Cody; as well as numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward; brothers: Joseph (Rose) Testa, Jr., James Testa and brothers-in-law: Patrick (Maureen) Cody, Seamus Cody, Michael Cody and Gerald Cody.

A private family interment will be held at Braceville-Gardner Cemetery where Lorraine will be laid to rest with her husband, Ed.

In lieu of flowers the family requests preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Lorraine's memory to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Lorraine’s memorial page by logging onto:

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Home, Ltd. Coal City. ( 815-634-2125 ).

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lorraine Cody, please visit our flower store.


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