June 12, 1911 – January 14, 2013
Gladys C. Coe, 101, died Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Towne House Health Center, Fort Wayne. Gladys was born June 12, 1911, the daughter of Frank and Nettie (Ricketts) Flickinger in Williams County, OH. She was a member of the West Eagle Creek Presbyterian Church, Williams Co., OH. Gladys and Russell were married for 69 years. They were lifelong members of Fort Wayne Church of God which later became the Trier Ridge Community Church. She loved serving in the church WCSC, cooking and organizing functions. She and Russell went on a mission trip to Haiti to install an electric generator and help in a school. Gladys enjoyed refinishing antique furniture, going to auctions and playing bridge with friends. She was a 60-year member of Star of the East Chapter 514 serving as Worthy Matron in 1961 and as secretary for many years. She was also a member of Past Matrons and Daughters of the Nile. Gladys and Russell enjoyed retirement years living in historical landmark Bay View Association, Petoskey, MI. Gladys is survived by her son James (Linda), two grandchildren, Sarah Gillam (Jeremiah) and Matthew Coe (Sarah) and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Russell and their daughter Nancy; sister Zola, and brothers Cleon and Gaython. Services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Klaehn, Fahl and Melton Funeral Home, Wayne St. Chapel, 420 W. Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN with calling one prior. Visitation is 5-8 pm Friday, January 18, 2013 at the funeral home with an Easter Star Service at 7:30pm. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Gladys be sent to Russell and Gladys (Flickinger) Coe Endowed Scholarship, Taylor University, 236 W. Reade Ave., Upland, IN 46989 or Teach- the-Word Foundation, 600 Pine Meadow Lane, Williamston, MI 48895. Online condolences to www.klaehnfahlmelton.com
- Visitation Friday, January 18, 2013
- Eastern Star Service Friday, January 18, 2013
- Visitation Saturday, January 19, 2013
- Funeral Service Saturday, January 19, 2013
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Barbara Miser (Blessing)
January 21, 2013
What memories I have of both your mom and dad. I was so happy to be able to visit with your mom this past year as I visited the residence at the Towne House. I know your parents and mine are having a card game in heaven...:-)
God's bessings to you and your family
January 19, 2013
Dear Jim and Linda,
I'm am so sorry to hear about Gladys and, sorry, too, that I couldn't come to the funeral. I fell a week ago and I've been ill.
Gladys has been dear to me for over 50 years. Jim, I remember fondly you and I growing up together at First Church of God and the special friendship that your parents had with my Mom and Dad. They would love going up to visit your folks at their lake house in Petosky. I loved to hear Mom and Dad tell me about the special times they shared with your folks. After Russ passed away, Mom & Gladys remained close friends. Those were special times.
Your Mom lived a long and wonderful life. Take precious comfort knowing God is with you now and always. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Kathy Beltz
January 18, 2013
Rest in Peace, Gladys. I'm sorry she's gone, but I also rejoice in knowing she's in Heaven and is beginning her everlasting life now. She and Russell are together again. And, I'm sure my Dan will seek her out & give her a big ol' bear hug, too!
My love to Jim, Linda & Sarah Lynn and Matt and your families. May God bless you & comfort you.
January 17, 2013
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. GOD PROMISES US THAT WE WILL SEE OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN, MAY YOU FIND COMFORT KNOWING THAT HE IS WITH YOU NOW.
January 16, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May our Heavenly Father provide strength and comfort to the family during this time of grief. For he is near to those broken at heart. Ps 34:17,18