Audrey Coble

1939 - 2021


Audrey Smith Coble, 82, Galion, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

She was born in 1939 to John J. Heminger and wife Mary Christina nee` Black.

She received her education in Galion, Ohio, and graduated from Galion High School in 1958. Before she was married she was employed by North Electric for one year, she then moved to Leslie where she lived for 35 years with her first husband, Harry Smith. Harry was a farmer who preceded her in death in 1990.Audrey maintained their farm until she met her best friends widowed husband, George Wilbur “Willy” Coble and they married in 1994. The couple moved back to Galion, Ohio, where they resided except for the time spent at their winter home in Bland. Audrey also worked for 3 years at the True Vine Bookstore in Washington. She had been a member of the Windfarm Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Galion,Ohio, and later the Bland United Church of Christ. During her 35 years in Leslie, she had been a member of Casco United Church of Christ where she was an active member and taught Sunday School. Audrey was such a beautiful soul. She was very compassionate, fun and out-going. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma. Audrey loved spending time with her family and was a friend to all.

She is preceded in death by parents John and Mary; and husband Harry.

She is survived by husband George “Willy” Coble of Galion, Ohio; sons Scott Smith and wife Mary of Leslie, Robert Smith of St. James and Noel Smith of Leslie; daughters Tracy Hubenthal and husband Mike of Leslie and Tina Baker and husband Kent of Maryland; sister Carolyn Heminger of Galion, Ohio; brother Clarence “Butch” Heminger of Galion, Ohio; and 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., with a memorial service following at the St. John United Church of Christ-Casco in Leslie, with Rev. Bruce Elmore officiating.

Memorials suggested to Bland Christian Church.

Arrangesments entrusted to Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.


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