Gladys Coffing, 89

Gladys M. Coffing, 89, North Manchester, passed away at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 27 at Timbercrest Senior Living Community, where she had been a resident since January 2009.

She was born Aug. 19, 1923 in Fulton County to Hugh and Alta (Hibschman) Strong. Gladys graduated from Metea High School in 1941. She married Richard “Dick” Coffing on June 20, 1943 in Miami County. He passed away on May 1, 2009. Gladys was a homemaker. She was also a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church near Gilead and the Order of Eastern Star of Gilead.

She is survived by a daughter, Rita (Greg) Slater, North Manchester; two sons, James Coffing, Lake Villa, Ill. and Ronald (Deb) Coffing, Monticello; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one sister, Thelma Butcher, Roann. She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Coffing; two sisters, Esther Everest and Opal Grumpp and two brothers, Lloyd and Robert Strong.

Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Timbercrest Senior Living Community Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, with Chaplain Carol Pfeiffer officiating. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31 at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 West Rochester Street, Akron, and one hour prior to the service at Timbercrest.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church or Timbercrest Senior Living Community.

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Posted on 2013 Jul 29