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Funeral Services for Mance Coody, 86, of Sealy were held on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at 10 a.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Dale Leland  officiating.

Interment followed in the Sealy Cemetery in Sealy. Serving as pallbearers were Kenny Willingham, Brian Lee, David Hauschild, Bill Hein, Pat Buechmann and James Coody. Honorary pallbearers were Alvin Coody and Riley Ondruch. 

Mance was born in Sealy to parents Barney and Mary Jane (Verm) Coody. 

He was raised in Sealy and attended school in Frydek. Mance served his country in the United States Navy.

On April 4, 1948 Mr. Mance Coody was joined in marriage to the former Miss Evageline Ludwig with a ceremony held in Sealy. 

Mance worked as a welder for WKM. He was member of Trinity Lutheran Church in 

Sealy and American Legion Post 200. Mance enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mance 

Coody passed away Sunday, December 14, 2008 in Sealy, Texas. 


Mance is survived by his wife, Evageline Coody of Sealy, sons, Larry Dean 

Coody and wife Rose of Sealy, Lowell Keith Coody and wife Dorothy of Bellville, 

sister-in-law, Jo Coody Ritchie, grandchildren, Monica Coody, Stacey Lee and 

husband Brian, Amy Weldon, Melanie Willingham and husband Kenny, step 

grandchildren, Nancy Darby and Kelly Hobbs, six great grandchildren, seven step great 

grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 



Preceded in death by his by his parents, Barney and Mary Jane Coody, sisters, 

Mary Ondruch, May Coody, Rene Coody, brothers, Jesse Coody, Owen Coody and  Barney Coody, Jr. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 402 Atchison,  Sealy, Texas 77474 or Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 E. Blue Bell, Brenham, Texas  77833.

Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapel in Sealy.
Posted by Joy Neely


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