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Shirley Joanne Coates

July 27, 1935 — December 5, 2022

Shirley Joanne Coates, 87, passed from this life on Monday, December 5, 2022. Joanne was born July 27, 1935, in Valparaiso, Indiana to Harry Railing and Lucille (Turley) Railing. Joanne was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, but her most beloved position was as "MeeMaw" to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a homemaker and nothing was more important than making sure her family was taken care of and loved. She gave of herself endlessly to her family and friends. She raised 7 children but she was a mother to many. Her purpose in life was to love those around her and make everyone feel special and welcome. Anyone that knew her would agree that she did an excellent job and expected nothing in return. She loved God and was a true example of unconditional love. Heaven will be a better place with her. She was also a member of the Authon Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, James (Jim) William Coates of Weatherford, Texas; daughter, RoxAnn Sims (Steve) of Decatur, Texas; daughter, Rita McCauley (Randy) of Bedford, Texas; son, John T. Coates (Anisa) of Strawn Texas; daughter, Heidi Asbury (Allen) of Branson, Missouri; son, Shawn Coates (Carlos Renato) of Weatherford, Texas; sixteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; sister, Kay Roberts of Mineral Wells, Texas; sister, Pat Martin of Kouts, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Lucille Railing, and two sons, Ken Young and Jim Young.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 12, 2022, at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel, 913 N. Elm Street, Weatherford, Texas 76086. Following the service, a procession will make its way to Authon Cemetery, in Authon Community, Texas, for burial.

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Sunday, December 11, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

913 North Elm Street
Weatherford, TX 76086

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Monday, December 12, 2022

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Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

913 North Elm Street
Weatherford, TX 76086

*Standard text messaging rates apply.

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