Paula Jannyce Burk Coe
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Paula Jannyce Burk Coe

Abilene, TX

Paula Coe, 70, passed away on May 28, 2018 in Abilene, Texas.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 1 at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church with Rick Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home.

Paula was born in Roby, Texas to Paul and Ruby (Hayes) Burk on July 10, 1947. She was a 1965 graduate of Stamford High School and a 1968 graduate of Texas Woman's University. She married Larry Coe on September 5, 1970 in Stamford, Texas. She worked as a teacher in the Abilene Independent School District for 25 years at Franklin Jr. High and Taylor Elementary Schools. Her greatest joy in life was her family. She was a wonderful wife and mother, but truly flourished in the role of "Memie."

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Paul Donald Burk.

Paula is survived by her husband Larry; her son Brett and wife Julie of Kerrville; daughter Laura Ruybal and husband Chris of Abilene; daughter Melissa Allen and husband Clint of Sweetwater; seven grandchildren, Lisette, Blake, Christyn, Kimy, Christopher, Caden, and Hunter; and three great-grandchildren Melanie, Jasper, and Justice.

Pallbearers will be Mike McAuliffe, Donny Brown, Bobby Black, Don Eiland, Clint Allen, Chris Ruybal, and Blake Coe.

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Published in Abilene Reporter-News on May 31, 2018.
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September 23, 2020
Today I found notice of the passing of my cousin, Paula Jannyce. Paula was 17 days my senior. I last remember her when my father died. We were 6 years old. Although I did not know her or her family in adult life I wish to extend my condolences for her passing.
Marcia Cussins
June 22, 2018
Paula was one of my favorite people, and the world will be a little less because of her absence. Prayers for Larry and the whole family, whom I know she loved and adored very, very much.
June 1, 2018
our sincere condolences Paula was a childhood friend of family.
Doris Barbee/Baumbach
June 1, 2018
Paula was a great friend and a mentor to me as I started my career in education. I will always be thankful I was abled to benefit from her influence and example.
Jim Short
May 31, 2018
Larry and family, we are so very sorry for your great loss. We will remember Paula with fond memories. We will keep you all in our prayers. God Bless You All. Chris & Carol Ruybal
May 31, 2018
So very sorry to read this. Knew her when our kids were very young. Know she will be missed.
May 31, 2018
Larry,Lisset,Brett,Laura,and Melissa.
Mary and I value so much our relationship with your family.
The loss of your Paula and your Mom touches us deeply. We feel sorrow with you and pray for your time of grief. You are beloved .
Jody and Mary Crumbliss
May 31, 2018
Precious memories flood my soul as I remember Paula. She touched many lives with her sweet spirit.
Janice Schoen
May 30, 2018
The are no words to express the sadness in my heart. I'm so sorry
for your lost Larry and pray that God will give you comfort.
Jeanne Snyder
May 30, 2018
Jessica Stein
May 30, 2018
So sorry, :'( Prayers for all ♡♡♡
Jessica Stein
May 30, 2018
Sorry for your loss Larry, prayers to you and your family, God Bless
Jerold & Cindy Holman
May 30, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers
Maribel Ornelas
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