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Glenell Elizabeth Coffey, 79, Kokomo, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at her residence. Glenell was born Feb. 10, 1938, in Wilkinsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the late John Richard and Lucile Emily (LaPointe) Hamilton. She married James Sherwood Coffey on June 7, 1958, in Kokomo, and he preceded her in death Dec. 1, 2005.
Glenell graduated from Kokomo High School in 1956. She worked as a telephone operator throughout the years for Indiana Bell, Union Bank and Hook's Drug Store. Glenell was very active in the community and served on many organizations. She was a charter member and past president of the Sunshine Home Demonstration Club, pack secretary for Cub Scouts Pack 3500 at Lafayette Park School, Past Matrons Club for the Order of the Eastern Star 89, member of Dorcas Shrine 13 of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, and majority member and past guardian secretary of Bethel 20 International Order of Job's Daughters in Kokomo. Glenell was a member of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Kokomo.
Glenell is survived by her two sons, Christopher J. (Cathy) Coffey, Greenwood, and Sean R. Coffey, Kokomo; two granddaughters, Kinsey M. (Nick Swartout) Coffey, Roscoe, Illinois, and Gracie M. Coffey, South Beloit, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Glenell is preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, James.
The funeral service for Glenell will be noon Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., with Pastor Jerry Van Auken officiating. Glenell's family will be receiving friends for a time of visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday, Jan. 12, also at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Glenell to First EPC. Envelopes will be provided at the mortuary. You are invited to read Glenell's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com, where you may leave an online condolence.
Published on January 8, 2018
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