Jean E. (Henry) Coe

July 27, 1924 ‒ November 17, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Dedicated, sacrificial, hard working, and loving… these attributes paint a picture to the type of wife, mom and grandma that Jean Coe was to her family.  A constant positive influence, Jean loved and was devoted to her family.  Now at peace, Jean Elaine (Henry) Coe, 91 of Mansfield passed away Tuesday morning November 17, 2015 in Marion General Hospital following a brief illness.

The daughter of Ernest and Helen (McGinty) Henry, Jean was born July 27, 1924 in Mansfield and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1942.

During WWII, Jean worked at Westinghouse, in support of the war effort, she riveted airplane parts together.  As a young woman, Jean married Ray Coe (who was serving in the Navy).  Following WWII, the two lived in Morrow County.  Jean’s focus was always on her family. No stranger to hard work, she helped with farm work, and enjoyed canning.  A wonderful cook, Jean made the best apple and peach pie.  She enjoyed crocheting and made afghans for everyone in her family.  Jean also worked with ceramics.  She collected mugs, many were purchased as memorabilia from vacations and given as gifts to her grandchildren.

Jean was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at North Woodbury where she previously served as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the women’s group.

She is survived by her husband Ray Coe of Mansfield, son Thomas (Connie) Coe of Shiloh, daughter Carol (David) Hartpence of Edison and daughter Marcia (Robert) Wood of Sunbury; grandchildren Bethany (Dylan) Black, Roberta (Cliff) Altman, Jodi (Johnny) Merry, Nathan Hartpence, Ryan (Lana) Hartpence, Kelly (Matt) Beck, Jared Wood, and Kathleen (Jonathan) Luchsinger; 14 great grandchildren; sister Nancy (Glenn) Walker of Fredericktown; sister-in-law Marge Kalis of Mansfield; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Richard Henry and sister Dorothy Gruneisen.

Jean’s family will receive friends Friday, November 20, 2015 from 4-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 am.  Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. John’s Lutheran Church at North Woodbury may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences to Jean’s family may be made by

  • Our deepest sympathy to the Family. We have many fond memories of Aunt Jean and Uncle Ray at their farm and family gatherings. She will be truly missed.
    Danny and Carolyn Coe (Lutz, Fl.)

  • Marcia and Family: so sorry about the loss of your Mom – such a sweet natured woman to care for

  • Tom & Connie and family,
    Tom I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Although we know where she is and that you will see her again, it does not help with how you are feeling right now. I do understand and will keep lifting you up in prayer. God bless you all.

  • Tom and Family,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy in this your time of great sorrow and loss.
    May you know and feel that my thoughts and prayers are of, and with, you all and your Mom.


  • So sorry to hear of Jeans’ passing. I lived next to John and Mary Simmons on Parsons Road with George and the kids, and enjoyed every minute of all the family atmosphere there. Your Mom and Dad invited us to come down to your home during the ice storm and electric outage many years ago.
    I am so blessed to have known all of you and your kindness.

    God bless you all and remember all the great memories you have made. Ray, I am praying or you and your family.

  • We were sorry to hear about Aunt Jean’s passing. The farm is a pleasant memory. Our prayers are with you.