Jewell A. Coats, 94, enjoyed gardening and quilting

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 8:15 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA – Jewell A. Coats of New Franklin died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at University Hospital in Columbia. She was 94.

She was married to Herbert A. Coats. He died earlier.

Mrs. Coats enjoyed gardening and quilting. She was also known as "Me Maw" to several local children she babysat during her retirement.

Mrs. Coats is survived by two sons, Eugene and Dean Coats; two grandsons, Michael and Brian Coats; four great-grandchildren; one brother; one sister; and several nieces and nephews.

The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. The service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, also at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery following the service.

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