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Barbara Lou (Shirley) Coats

July 7, 1942 ~ August 9, 2017 (age 75)

Barbara  Coats, age 75, of Moss Point, Mississippi, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.  She was born on July 7, 1942 in Indianapolis to the late Ulah W. Shirley  and Marjorie (McClain) Shirley-Skinner.  She was married to Richard G. Coats and he survives.
Barbara worked for many years as the receptionist at Dr. Ulrey's office.   Barbara was a  devoted member of the Franklin Creek Baptist Church in Moss Point, MS and enjoyed attending church functions.  More than anything, Barbara loved her family and loved spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Richard G. Coats of Moss Point, Mississippi; sister, Carole Ann (husband Bruce) Boston of Elwood, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents.
A graveside funeral service will take place at 1:00 pm on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery with members of the family officiating.
Arrangements were entrusted to Dunnichay Funeral Home.
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 Service Information

Graveside Service
August 14, 2017

1:00 PM
Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery
State Road 13
Elwood, Indiana 46036

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