Born 9-14-1911 -- Died 12-13-2004
John Arthur Coddington died Dec. 13, 2004, at Community Medical Center of Izard County in Calico Rock, Ark.
He was born Sept. 14, 1911, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Arthur and Catherine Worden Coddington.
During his working years he was a manager for Marathon Oil Company. John was a 50-year life member of the Masons, member of the Elks, the Moose, Shrine, a member of the United Methodist Church and Choir and Sigma Nu at Purdue University.
Survivors include two daughters -- Mary Kay Eklund of Sunnyvale, Calif.; and Susan Jane Arterburn and husband, Carl, of Aurora, Ill.; one step-daughter, Cynthia McRill of Sydney, Ohio; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ruth Lois Powless Coddington; his second wife, Miriam Beatrice Coddington; two brothers -- Robert Coddington and Orville Coddington; and a sister, Margaret Coddington.
A memorial service was held Dec. 16 at the United Methodist Church in Horseshoe Bend, Ark. Arrangements were under the direction of the Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel.