Mary “Jo” Coates, 80, of Coolville, Ohio was escorted into the loving arms of Jesus on angel’s wings Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

She was born Feb. 28, 1937 in Grantsville, WV daughter of Lafe and Edith Cogar who preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son, Roger (Diana) Coates of Pomeroy, Ohio; daughters, Barbara (Lewis) Pulver of Coolville, Ohio and Cathy Coates of Coolville, Ohio; five grandchildren, Joey (Tish) Coates of Long Bottom, Ohio, Samuel (Leslie) Pulver of Beavercreek, Ohio, Amanda (Ryan) Dill of Chester, Ohio, John (Janel) Harrison of New Haven, WV and Amy (Joe) Gray of Racine, Ohio; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill (Shirley) Cogar, Gerald Cogar and Richard Cogar; sisters, Helen Frank, Nettie (James) Fulenwider, Judy (Charles) Lee, Ginger (Willard) Reed and Loretta (Junior) Van Cooney.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Alva J. Coates in 2009; a sister, Sharon Rizer; two infant brothers and a brother, Jack Jordan.

It was truly an honor to have this beautiful woman as our Mother, Grandmother, Aunt and Sister.

Visitation will be held Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville, Ohio.

There will be no funeral service.

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