Obituary: Frances Earline Coats


Frances Earline Coats, 78, of Westfield, died Dec. 12, 2014 at her residence. Born Feb. 17, 1936 in Lafayette, Tenn., she was the daughter of Chester and Anna (Smalling) Tucker.

She retired, to be a grandma, in 1997 after working 30 years for the federal government. She worked at the Pentagon and then at Crane Naval Base for more than 20 years, where she had worked with radar systems for ships and submarines. She proudly served her country with the U.S. Marine Corp. She was a political junkie, an avid IU basketball fan, and loved to read, shop and cut coupons for everyone.

Survivors include her son, John C. Coats; daughter, Stephanie L. (Brent) Hummel; siblings, Ralph, Joe, Jack, Bobby and Patricia; and granddaughter, Bailey S. Hummel.

In addition to parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Tucker.

A memorial service was held Dec. 16 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Rd., Noblesville. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, Indiana Office 8604, Allisonville Rd., Suite 140, Indianapolis, 46250.


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