Irene B. Coates, age 78, of 2701 First Avenue South; Escanaba, died Wednesday June 29th, 2005 at Marquette General Hospital following a struggle with several illnesses.
Irene was born August 19th, 1926 in Portsmouth, Ohio, the only child of John and Theresa (Sly) Halley and was raised in Ohio. She married Fred A. Coates December 22, 1942 in Munising. They resided in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan while Fred ministered with the Church of God for over 30 years.
Together with her husband, she enjoyed hunting and fishing. She will be sadly missed by her family and her husband will always continue his love and respected for his wife that will be unending.
In addition to her husband, Fred, Irene Coates survivors include:
2 Sons- Fred R. (Ann) Coates of England
To Fred and the Loved ones of Irene:The short time I was blessed to get to know such a warm and giving person I thank the Lord. She was such a kind and giving person. She has touched many lives and will be missed. God Bless all of you….
Connie Maule, Senior Companion Director
Pastor Coates and family, We are sorry to hear about your recent loss. I will never forget Mrs. Coates. She was a joy and blessing in church and she will always be in our hearts and memories. We will definately have your family in our prayers. Love, Josh & Nikki Godfrey
Josh & Nikki Godfrey
Our thoughts & prayers are with the Coates family. May God bless each & everyone of the family.
Butch & Gloria Holz
New Port Richey, FL