Elsie D. Coe, 98 of Sherman died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 5:06 am at Memorial Medical Center. She was born April 23, 1914 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Andrew and Mabel Robinson Thornburg. Elsie married Phillip Ray Coe in 1934, and he preceded her in death on February 13, 1974.
Survivors include one son, Charles Richard (Judith) Coe of Riverton, IL; grandson, Charles Richard (Adrienne) Coe II, of Nashville, TN; two great grandchildren, Charles Merrick Coe and McKenzie Elizabeth Coe, and several nieces and nephews. Elsie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Janet Ray Coe; brother, Gordon Thornburg, and sister, Florence Carpenter.
Mrs. Coe had been employed by Montgomery Wards, retiring in 1972 after 35 years of service.
Elsie was a member of West Side Christian Church since 1936. She was also a life member of American Legion Auxilliary 32, Sangamon Salon 8 and 40 #225; Springfield Chapter of AARP, Springfield Chapter of National Society of DAR, Ladies Elks # 158, and a Courtesy Member of the Springfield Motor Boat Club.
Graveside Service: 1pm, Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Rochester Cemetery, with Vaughn Beeman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to APL.
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church