Miriam Beatrice Coddington, 88, of Horseshoe Bend, went to be with the Lord Aug. 31, 2004, in the Northeast Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend.
She was born in Findlay, Ohio, the daughter of Lewis Merritt and Hazel Edith Oberholtzer Jackson. She work-ed as a secretary for Marathon Oil Company in Robinson, Ill., before retiring to Horseshoe Bend. She was a member of the Horseshoe Bend PEO Sisterhood and the Horseshoe Bend United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, John Arthur Coddington of Horseshoe Bend; a daughter, Cynthia McRill of Sidney, Ohio; stepdaughters -- Mary Kay Eklund of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Susan Jane (Carl) Arterburn of Aurora, Ill.; a brother, Keith Jackson of Finley, Ohio; a sister, Phyllis Sturges of Blue Springs, Mo.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Douglas Eugene Firestone.
The memorial services was Sept. 3 at Horseshoe Bend United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Ashcraft officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Robinson, Ill.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Horseshoe Bend United Methodist Church. Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.