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Phyllis Annette (Hayes) Coker, 86, of Henryville, IN, passed away at 1:35 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, IN.
Born March 1, 1930 in Crofton, KY, she was the daughter of Richard Edward Hayes and Annie Jewel (James) Hayes.
Annette was a 1948 Crofton High School graduate and a 1953 Vanderbilt graduate where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She retired from being the Director of Nursing at the Clark County Health Department and previously was a Macon County Health Nurse in Tennessee. She was a devoted Christian who strived to follow Christ, serve her Lord and her church. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Henryville where she served as the pre-school and adult Sunday School teacher, church pianist, and a Deacon's wife. She served as an Associational Discipleship Training Director for many years. Her hobbies included birdwatching, needlepoint, and reading mysteries. Keeping in touch and being involved with her family and friends was extremely important to her. She enjoyed sending cards, texting, and Facebooking all of them.
On August 29, 1954 in Lafayette, TN, she married Carleslie Coker who passed away on November 12, 2005.
Survivors include one son, David H. (Mary) Coker of Manteno, IL; one daughter, Ann Leslie (Leon) Jones of Murfreesboro, TN, 4 grandchildren, David Aaron Coker of Manteno, IL, Anna Catherine (Ed) McDowell of Woodbury, MN, Matthew Carl Jones of Gilbert, AZ, Michelle Leann Jones of Murfreesboro, TN; five great-grandchildren, Ben, Gavin, and Will Coker, Ande and Aden McDowell; three siblings, Glenda Luttrull of Trenton, KY, James "Jimmie" (Rosetta) Hayes of Leoti, KS, Donald "Donnie" (Monna) Hayes of Sacramento, KY.
She was preceded in death by her son, Carl Steven Coker on April 23, 1975.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Henryville, with burial to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Friends may visit on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory and after 11 a.m. on Saturday at First Baptist Church, Henryville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Coker Memorial Scholarship Fund or First Baptist Church Henryville c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.adamsfuneralhomeonline.com.
Published on February 22, 2017
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