Marian J. Coapstick

May 21, 2013

Marian J. Coapstick 75, of rural Frankfort, died at 11:32 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Wesley Manor Health Care Center. Born June 2, 1937 in Morocco, IN, to Paul F. & Edith (Yoder) Johnson. She married Richard P. Coapstick on June 25, 1960 and he preceded her in death on July 2, 2010. Mrs. Coapstick received her BS degree in Business Education from Indiana University and her master’s degree in Library Science from Purdue University. She was a librarian for the Frankfort Community Schools, working at the former Riley and South Side Elementary Schools. After retirement, she worked at the Frankfort Community Public Library. She was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Delta Zeta sorority at I.U., Tri Kappa Sorority in Frankfort and the Jackson Township Home Ec. Club.

Visitation and Services

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 24th at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Frankfort. Friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Goodwin Funeral Home. Burial will be 3 p.m. (CDT) Friday in Beaver Cemetery, Iroquois County, IL. Memorial donations may be made to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church and the Frankfort Community Public Library.

Survived by:

Daughter, Kelly A. (Bruce) Petit of Zionsville, IN, Son, Dan R. (Steph) Coapstick of rural Frankfort, IN, 5 Grandchildren, Eric & Maureen Petit, Jessie, Doug and Mitch Coapstick.


15 Condolences for “Marian J. Coapstick”

  1. Dawnna Beard May 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Marian. She was such a sweet lady that I enjoyed getting to know while waiting on her at the bank. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  2. Jenny (Camp) Harris May 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    To the family of Mrs. Coapstick,
    I remember having your Mother as a sub back at Jackson Township El. School. It could be a bit scary when you would have a sub….wondering if they were “nice” or…”mean”. Your Mom had such a kind and gentle spirit to each and every student. I always enjoyed when she would be our sub in the classroom. I was blessed that our paths crossed for that brief time in my childhood. I have always remembered your Mother fondly. She was a true lady. Thinking and praying for your family.

  3. Richard & Janet Gray May 22, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Marian Coapstick & family, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. She always had a smile on her face. A special lady. God Bless.

  4. Mary K. Emmrich May 23, 2013 at 2:19 am

    I never met Marian, but corresponded with her over a number of years – she was a thoughtful, generous woman who supported our Library’s growth and program development. I received a note from her last month expressing her condolences at my husband’s passing, and her kind words comforted me. Know that your family is in my prayers as you come to accept her passing.

  5. Mary Ann Stockberger May 23, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Dan & Kelly,

    I feel blessed to have known your mom & share our roots back to Newton Co. She was an inspiration & joy to all of us. Your parents are together again in heaven. My sympathy & prayers for you & your families.

  6. Kay Coapstick May 23, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of grief. Your mom was such a wonderful lady. Always there, kind, gentle, faithful, loving. I am sorry that I will not be able to come to help celebrate her life with you. She will be missed.

  7. Judith Schultz May 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to Marian’s family. Our school days began at Ade Grade School and then on to Morocco High. Always looked forward to seeing her at the MHS Alumni.

  8. Linc & Kim Perkins and family May 23, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Always loved visiting with Marian during the volleyball games at Clinton Prairie. She was such a sweet person.

  9. Donna Denton May 23, 2013 at 3:52 pm


    Sorry to hear about your grandma. I will be thinking about you and your family this week.
    Donna (grammy)

  10. Mo & Mary Ann Morrison and Family May 23, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    We would like to send our sincere condolences to everyone.

  11. Schelly Decker May 23, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Kelly and Dan,

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you both as you go through this very difficult time.

  12. Bob & Betty Stambaugh May 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    We are sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandma. We are thinking and praying for courage for you and your family.

  13. Todd Newhart May 24, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Kelly and Dan, please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother.

  14. Lesa (Shoemaker) Moore May 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Kelly & Dan
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I enjoyed talking with her at CP a couple of times. We caught each other up on our families and how time had passed so quickly. I know how difficult it is to lose a parent, especially when both have passed on. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

  15. Angie Schroeder May 24, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I was a DZ with your mother. She was a very special lady. We shared some great lunches over the last few years which will be cherished in my heart.
    In God’s love, Angie Schroeder

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