Raymond M. Coblentz

Raymond M. Coblentz, age 86, of 71298 Grapevine Road, Freeport (Antrim) died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014 in his home. He was born in Hartville, Stark County, Ohio on November 27, 1927. He was a son of the late Menno J. Coblentz and Mary M. Troyer Coblentz.

He was a farmer and enjoyed hunting and traveling. He was a member of the Antrim Mennonite Church.

His wife, Mary N. Schrock Coblentz, died October 1, 2009. They were married March 13, 1947.

Surviving are a daughter: Kathryn Miller of Stark City, Missouri; two sons: Norman (Dorothy) Coblentz of Quaker City, Ohio and Don (Lorene) Coblentz of Freeport, Ohio; five brothers: Emmanuel Coblentz of Sugarcreek, Ohio, Jonas Coblentz of Conneatville, Pennsylvania, Henry Coblentz of Fredericktown, Ohio, Eli Coblentz of Bryant, Indiana, and Wallace Coblentz of Unionville, Missouri; four sisters: Nancy Coblentz of Belize City, Belize, Central America, Anna Schwartz of Berne, Indiana, Amanda Raber of Romania (Antrim), and Esther Ranalli of North Canton, Ohio; twenty-four grandchildren: Jonathon (Edna) Miller, Elizabeth (Wilford) Hochstedler, Jason (Anna) Miller, Emily (Stanley) Schrock, Jeremy (Susan) Miller, Justin (Michele) Miller, Jared (Jen) Miller, Jerick Miller, Lyndon (Lilly) Coblentz, Rhoda (Ananias) Hershberger, Philip Coblentz, Juanita (Paul) Yoder, Brenda (Nate) Robbinns, Melissa Coblentz, Regina Coblentz, Randall Coblentz, Angela Coblentz, Katrina Coblentz, Julia Coblentz, Tristan Coblentz, Landon Coblentz, Shawna Coblentz, Trenton Coblentz, and LeAnna Coblentz; thirty great-grandchildren: Ashley, Shana, Pamela, Thomas, Stacy, Lane, Forrest, Wyett, Brooke, Brock, Kari, Cadence, Grant, Katelyn, Kyle, Connor, Cade, Jordan, Tyler, Logan, Marcail, Blaine, Amy, Kobe, Karson, Ian, Alexis, Kendall, and Scarlett.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Menno Coblentz and Daniel Coblentz; a sister, Mary Yoder; and a son-in-law, Enos Miller.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014 in the Antrim Mennonite Church, 20360 Cadiz Road, Freeport with Jason Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held in the church on Tuesday, January 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, January 15, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Koch Funeral Home, 216 South High Street, Freeport, was entrusted with the arrangements.

Koch Funeral Home of Freeport


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