Source: News-Journal

Mary M. Coe (1926-2012)Mary M. Coe, 85, North Manchester, IN died at 11:55 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Timbercrest Healthcare Center.  She was born at North Manchester, Indiana on August 18, 1926 to Rev. R.H. & Maude (Reiff) Miller.  On August 15, 1948 she married M. Gene Coe.  He died July 6, 1983.  Surviving are a son, Barry J. and Teresa Coe, Bradenton, FL and a daughter, Karen and Gary Eberly, North Manchester, IN.  Grandchildren, Britta Eberly Glass, Kyle Glass, Grant Eberly, Klancey Zubowski, Jerami Summers, Joshua Coe.  Great Grandchild, Braydon Summers.  Two grandchildren are deceased.  Mary graduated from Central High School in 1944 and earned a B.S. degree from Manchester College in 1948.  She taught Home Economics at Laketon and Deedsville High Schools from 1948-1953.  She was a homemaker and was business manager at Joyful Scribes for many years.  She was the first woman elected to the Manchester Community School Board serving from 1966-1970.  She was a member of PEO and ESA sororities and had been a nursery school teacher at Manchester Nursery School.  She was a life member and served as an officer of the Timbercrest Auxiliary, sang in the Timbercrest Choir and served as director.  She served on the founding committee of the Manchester Early Learning Center.  A life member of Manchester Church of the Brethren, she was hand bell choir director for many years and a member of the church choir.  She was also director of youth musical productions for 13 years.  She served in Christian education, was a nursery school teacher, secretary of the church board, and served on many committees and commissions.   Services will be held Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. in Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1307 Beckley Street, North Manchester, IN.  The family will recieve friends following the service.  Pastor Kurt Borgmann will officiate and private burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.