CODY, Serelda (Kneeland)
Serelda Kneeland Cody passed away on Friday, Nov 11, 2011 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 1, 1943 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Leo Claude and Blanche Louise (Smith) Kneeland. She married Derrill Cody on Jan 25, 1963 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and was looking forward to celebrating their 49th year of marriage. Serelda loved her family and especially her grandchildren. Serelda was a proud member of the Seminole High School Marching Band. She attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She was a homeroom mother many times for her children. Serelda was a lifelong Sooner fan, enjoying all of the Sooner sports and never had to be asked if she wanted to go to a game, she was the first one out of the door. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing with her husband. They played together every summer in Colorado and she had her prized hole-in-one at the Trails Golf Club in Norman. She was an avid reader of mysteries and loved crossword puzzles. She loved the peacefulness of sitting on her deck in the mountains near Colorado Springs looking at Pike's Peak. Most of all, she loved and had a close personal relationship with the Lord. She loved to read His Word and her daily devotional. Serelda is survived by her loving husband, Derrill; one son, Jeff Cody and wife, Jenifer of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Kendal Stegmann and husband, Scott of Norman; one brother, Larry Kneeland and wife Helen of Claremore, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Sam Cody, Morgan Cody, Chloe Stegmann and Sofia Stegmann; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Fred Kneeland and sister, Kay Hutchinson. Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011 at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, 419 S. University Boulevard of Norman. Arrangements for Serelda and her family were placed in the care of the Vice Family at Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.