OBITUARY

Betty Louise Coburn

November 3, 1924January 5, 2020
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Betty Louise Coburn, age 95, passed away on January 5, 2020 in Kennesaw, Georgia. Betty was born on November 3, 1924, to the late Frank and Mary Pinson in Sciotoville, Ohio.

Betty grew up in Kenova, West Virginia with five sisters and one brother. She remained married to Eugene Coburn for forty-five years before his passing. Throughout her life, Betty traveled a lot with her family and settled their feet in 1978, in the Atlanta/Kennesaw area. Betty started working at Georgia Tech in 1978 and retired in 1989.

Betty was very involved with church at Kennesaw United Methodist Church and held her relationship with God close to her heart. She also enjoyed being outdoors and was an exercise enthusiast. Betty loved water aerobics, exercise classes, and enjoyed taking walks outside. Betty also enjoyed playing cards twice a week with a group of church friends.

Along with her parents and husband, Betty Coburn is preceded in death by her son, Terry Coburn; brother, Frank; sisters, Helen, Ena, Marcella, Janice, and Hannalee. She is survived by her sons, Stephen Coburn and Jeff Coburn; daughter, Linda (Jerry) Fox; five grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

A service to honor Mrs. Betty Coburn will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at one o’clock in the afternoon at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152. The family will receive friends for visitation one hour before the service. Please leave condolences and memories for the Coburn family at www.winkenhoferpineridgefuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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Kevin Flanagan

January 15, 2020

My Dear Aunt Betty and Uncle Gene were my favorite sibling and husband of my mother Janis Pinson Flanagan.
As a child she invited us many times to come vacation in her home.
We always looked forward to the Coburn’s summer visit in WV. We would all go to Ashland (KY) Central City Park and have at least five picnic tables of food and a separate table just for treats and drinks. Maybe 50 relatives, 100 degrees and never a cross word, Mamaw Pinson wouldn’t allow it and we wouldn’t dare have her bring out her infamous “willow switch”.
My heart saddens that I was only 17 miles away and didn’t make her funeral.
When I moved to Georgia, I asked Uncle Gene if I were to move to Macon or Columbus and commute to both for my job, which should I live. He said, the only place he would choose was Perry, GA.
I moved to Perry in 1993, and he was correct it was and is a wonderful home, where my son Andrew grew into adulthood.
We are both working now in Atlanta for the same company and I go to Perry nearly every weekend.
Betty Coburn, you were my best and favorite aunt on my mother’s side and I’ll always remember you cooking a quick meal as we passed by, you could make a wonderful meal out of pasta, maranera and some veggies out of a drawer and make my family feel so welcome and loved. You will be dearly missed by Andrew and I!
Much love to my cousin, Jeff and Linda, please stay in touch and contact me anytime your in the Atlanta/Perry area,
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