Gladys M. Coffing, 89, of Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester, Ind., passed away at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Timbercrest Senior Living Community. She had been a resident there since 2009.
She was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Fulton County, Ind., to Hugh and Alta (Hibschman) Strong. She graduated from Metea High School in 1941. On June 20, 1943, in Miami County, Ind., she was married to J. Richard ‘Dick’ Coffing. He preceded her in death.
Gladys was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church near Gilead, Indiana and the Order of the Eastern Star of Gilead, Ind.
She is survived by her daughter: Rita (Greg) Slater, North Manchester; two sons: James L. Coffing, Lake Villa, Ill.; Ronald D. (Deb) Coffing, Monticello, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren;
and one sister: Thelma Butcher, Roann, Ind.
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.
Visitation will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, Ind. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday Aug. 1, at the Timbercrest Senior Living Center Chapel, 2201 East St., North Manchester. Chaplain Carol Pfeiffer will officiate. Burial will take place in Akron Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Emmanuel United Methodist Church or Timbercrest Senior Living Community North Manchester.