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Louise K. Coggeshall

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Louise K. Coggeshall 1924 - 2008 BENNINGTON Louise K. Coggeshall, 84, resident of White Birches Mobile Home Park, died Sunday, Sept. 14, at her residence, following a long illness. Born in Springfield on Jan. 15, 1924, daughter of Frank L. and Emma Clay Kendall, she received her early education in Baltimore, and was a 1941 graduate of Springfield High School in Springfield. Louise and her late husband, Ted, worked as a cook and butler for several affluent families throughout the country. Louise was a member of the Precision Valley Baptist Church in North Springfield. She loved to travel, bake and cook. She also enjoyed going to estate auctions and collecting antique tea pots, cups, and dishes. Her first husband, Everett Thurston, whom she married in 1941, died in March of 1966. Her husband, Theodore R. Coggeshall, whom she married in 1969, died in 1988. She leaves two sons, Peter C. Thurston of Fort Pierce, Fla., and John Kendall Thurston of Alachua, Fla.; two daughters, Louise L. Brewer of Gresham Ore., and Aleta Bryant of Bennington; nine grandchildren, including Lisa Thurston Flynn, and her husband, Steve, and their son, Morgan, of Bennington; eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins, including Eleanor Houghton of North Springfield. She was predeceased by her brothers, Slayton, Fletcher, Nelson and Addison Kendall and by her sisters, Gladys Metcalf, Mary Jane Phillips, Verna Warren and Rachel Shelley. FUNERAL NOTICE: At the request of Mrs. Coggeshall, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Chester. If friends desire, contributions in memory of Louise K. Coggeshall may be made to either the Vermont Heart Fund or the Habitat for Humanity through the office of the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 16, 2008
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