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Coate, Morris 1919 - 1995

COATE, GRIFFIN, GREEN, WILSON, KREIGER, DAMMANN, TIEMEYER, BURNS, MOUW

Posted By: Cindy Maust Smith (email)
Date: 10/7/2020 at 14:57:45

The Herald Journal, Wednesday, November 1, 1995, Clarinda, Iowa, Page 2

Funeral services for Morris Coate, 76, of Shenandoah, were on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the First Presbyterian Church in Essex. Burial was in Walnut Cemetery. A memorial is being established.

Coate was born March 30, 1919 at Elliot and moved to the Essex area at age of 7. He graduated from Essex High School and served in the US Marine Corp in the South Pacific during World War II.

He returned to Essex after his discharge and continued to farm until his retirement in 1992.

He married Edna Griffin March 12, 1905 at the First Presbyterian Church in Red Oak.

Coate was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Essex, where he had served as an Elder and Trustee. He was also a member of the American Legion Post in Essex.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Maude (Wilson) Green, and his adoptivd parents, Charles and Margaret (Kreiger) Coate; and half sister, Anna.

Survivors include his wife, Edna, Clarinda; children: Virgil and Pat Coate, Emerson; Linda and Gene Lloyd, Shenandoah; Barbara and Dan Dammann, Clarinda; Martha and Kevin Tiemeyer, Shenandoah; five grandchildren.

Also surviving are sister, Martha Burns, Osceola, Mo; brothers, W. Fay Green, Council Bluffs; Ray Green, Palm Desert, Ca.; Andy Mouw, Okoboji; other relatives and friends.

Coate died Wednesday, Oct 25, 1995 at Mercy Care Center, Omaha, Ne., after several months of declining health.


 

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