Jane "Erica" Cody
Jane “Erica” Cody, 62, of Springfield died at 3:57 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at St. John’s Hospice. She was born October 25, 1950 in Fresno, CA to Earl and Dorothy (Klyver) Knobloch. Her mother preceded her in death. She married William J. Cody on June 25, 1975.
Erica was a resident of Springfield since 1989. She received her degree in Modern Dance in Fresno, CA. She was a choreographer for the Fresno City Ballet, Fresno City College and Visalia Dance Company. She received a Masters Degree with honors in Computer Science at UIS-Springfield and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She was also a Jewelry Artist and published articles on the use of color. Erica was the recipient of Friend of the Arts in Dance Award at Fresno City College. She was a Business Analyst at Rose International.
Surviving are her husband, William J. Cody of Springfield, IL; father and step-mother, Earl and Beverly Knobloch of Fresno, CA; two sisters, Marsha (Les) Talbert of Madera, CA and Bobbie Schorling of Fresno, CA; two brothers, Gayden (Judy) Schorling of Fresno, CA and Douglas Schorling of California and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Thomasz Srokowski, Dr. Robert Juranek, and the nurses and staff at St. John’s Hospice for their care and kindness to Erica.
Memorial Service: A memorial service will be held at Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Church at a date to be announced.
Memorial Contributions: Memorials may be given to the Springfield Art Association.
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Erica moved in across the street from me in 1962. Her birthday was Oct. 25, Barbara (lived around the corner) Oct. 26 and mine Oct. 27. We were the "3 musketeers" for all of junior. high and most of high school. We skateboarded everywhere. Erica and I always kept in touch. I knew her almost as long as anyone in my life. Till we skateboard again.....
Erica was so smart and talented. She will be missed by many. I hope the love and family and friends helps you through this very difficult time. May this quote bring you some comfort: "Those we love don't go away they walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear." Thinking of you, Flo D'Elia
Erica was such a warm, caring and talented person. She was a very brave woman and will be greatly missed. I am thankful to have the memories of our friendship.
I will miss you Erica. You fought a brave battle and always remained positive. Your passing will leave a hole in many lives. But we will always have our memories and you in our hearts. I fondly remembering our time working together in Springfield. Rest easy.
sylvia sil posted on 12/3/12
Evert time now when I look at my Garden I smile and remember Erica, she inspired me to have this beautiful garden.