GLADYS C. COE, 101, died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at The Towne House Health Center, Fort Wayne. Born June 12, 1911, in Williams County, Ohio, she was the daughter of Frank and Nettie (Ricketts) Flickin ger. She was a member of West Eagle Creek Presbyterian Church, Williams County, Ohio. Gladys and Russell were married for 69 years. They were lifelong members of Fort Wayne Church of God which later became Trier Ridge Community Church. She loved serving in the church WCSC, cooking and organizing functions. She and Russell went on a mission trip to Haiti to install an electric generator and help in a school. Gladys enjoyed refinishing antique furniture, going to auctions and playing Bridge with friends. She was a 60 year member of Star of the East Chapter 514 serving as Worthy Matron in 1961 and as secretary for many years. She was also a member of Past Matrons and Daughters of the Nile. Gladys and Russell enjoyed retirement years living in historical landmark Bay View Association, Petoskey, Mich. She is survived by her son, James (Linda); two grandchildren, Sarah (Jeremiah) Gillam and Matthew (Sarah) Coe; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell; daughter, Nancy; sister, Zola; and brothers, Cleon and Gaython. Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne, Fort Wayne, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at the funeral home, with an Easter Star Service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will follow service in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Gladys be sent to Russell and Gladys (Flickinger) Coe Endowed Scholarship, Taylor University, 236 W. Reade Ave., Upland, IN 46989; or Teach-the-Word Foundation, 600 Pine Meadow Lane, Williamston, MI 48895. Online condolences to


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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2013