Francis "Frank" E. Coomes
April 2, 1927 – May 17, 2019
Francis "Frank" E. Coomes, 92, of Fort Wayne, went Home to the Lord on Friday, May 17, 2019. He was born to the late Joseph and Hattie (Hodskins) Coomes in Owensboro, KY on April 2, 1927. Frank proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a self-employed house painter and decorator. Frank was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Frank is survived by his sons, John and Joe Coomes, both of Fort Wayne; brothers, Anthony Coomes of Atlanta, GA, Joe Coomes of Owensboro, KY, and Henry Coomes of Los Angeles, CA; sister, Laura "Dolly" Baughn of Evansville, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 50 years, Helen (Wyss) Coomes; sisters, Anne Byrne, Pauline Sublett, Margaret "Edwina" Coomes, and Elizabeth Allen; and brothers, Felix Coomes and James Coomes.
Traditional Requiem Mass will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (4643 Gaywood Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46806). Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home (6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819) from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Burial will follow the service at the Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Masses at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Masses at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
4643 Gaywood Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806
- Visitation Wednesday, May 22, 2019
- Requiem Mass Thursday, May 23, 2019
- Committal Service Thursday, May 23, 2019