LAURA - Susanne B. Coate, 83, of Laura, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Grandview Hospital, Dayton. She was born Oct. 28, 1929, in Dayton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Lowry and Marjorie Maude (Coate) Brumbaugh; beloved husband, Billy Duane Coate; and brothers-in-law, Robert Coate and Forest Coate.
She is survived by her loving family, sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Jamie Coate of Marysville and James and Carol Netzley Coate of Laura; daughters, Malinda Bowman of Laura and Marjorie Coate of Laura; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Philip and Barbara Brumbaugh of West Milton; very dear cousin, Cynthia and Len Fesmire of Cincinnati; and sisters-in-law; Janice Coate and Jeanne Coate.
Sue was a 1947 graduate of Milton-Union High School. She received a bachelor of science degree from Miami University, attended West Milton UCC and Laura Christian Church, taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. She was a science teacher for 18 years at Milton-Union High School, cheerleading adviser, class adviser, science fair adviser, scorekeeper for various sports teams, Jayceette, ceramics at (Dona's Molds) and enjoyed crocheting, crosswords, knitting, rehabbing in Cardio Rehab at Good Samaritan North and spending time with her family.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
If so desired, contributions may be made to the Milton-Union Public Library, 560 S. Main St., West Milton, OH 45383.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Jan. 29, 2013