Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Coe
SUNBURY — Elizabeth “Betty” Coe, 91, of Country View Nursing Home, Sunbury, passed away Sept. 22, 2004.
She was born Dec. 19, 1912, in Centerburg and was a 65-year resident of Medina.
She worked at Lance and Co. Insurance, was a landlord on South Prospect Street and a homemaker. She and her husband spent their summers in Kipawa, Quebec. For many years she was known as the “Ukelele Lady” in Medina, entertaining seniors at the senior center and various nursing homes.
She is survived by her sister, Margaret Beardsley of Mount Vernon; nieces, Sharon (Brown) Arndt of Powell and Bobbi (Brown) Christy of Thornville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Coe of Medina; and her brother, Harry Franklin Brown Jr. of Centerburg.
Funeral will be Friday at 3 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment will be in Lock Cemetery in Lock.
In lieu of flowers, send contributions to the Social Services Department of Medina General Hospital, 1000 E. Washington St., Medina 44256.
Thomas P. Kelley
FREDERICKTOWN — Thomas P. Kelley, 77, of Fredericktown died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at his residence.
Thomas was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Fair Chance, Pa., to Troy and Ada Kelley. He was a former employee of Pittsburgh Plate Glass Industries in Mount Vernon, had worked in casinos in Las Vegas as a card dealer, and retired from TRW, where he had been employed as a security guard. Thomas had served with the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Marie B. (Eaton) Kelley; two daughters, Thelma (Jon) Pitts of Las Vegas, Nev., and Ada (Russ) Carey of Mount Vernon; two sons, Dan (Shirley) Kelley and Raymond Kelley, both of Mount Vernon; two stepsons, Harold (Dixie) Miller of Warsaw and Jim (Karen) Miller of Lake Forest, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a wife, Kitty Kelley; three brothers; and three sisters.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery at Mount Vernon with the Rev. Gary Campbell officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.