Marie L. Coates, (nee Lange), 97, died Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home in Lorain, following a brief illness. She was born October 15, 1915 in Amherst to the late Frederick and Elizabeth (nee Ludwig) Lange.
Marie was a 1933 graduate of Amherst High School and worked at the former General Industries, Elyria. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Stars for 50 years, and a member of Old Stone United Methodist Church of Amherst. Marie was a loving grandmother and great grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Evan Coates; and sons, Eugene A. and LeRoy “Lee” Coates; brothers, Allen and Howard “Bud” Lange; and sisters, Lucille Gleason and Norma Brumback.