Lawrence E. Coatney

SALEM — Lawrence E. Coatney, 94, of Salem, Illinois passed away November 9, 2021, at his home.

Born July 24, 1927, in Kinmundy, IL, he was the son of Charles and Lucille (Brehm) Coatney.

Lawrence was a business representative for Local Labor Union #528, retiring after 23 years. He was a member of the union since 1952. He was of the protestant faith. Lawrence faithfully served in the US Army and the Merchant Marines.

He married Wava Christine Bryant, and she preceded him in death in 1994.

Surviving is his son, Gary G. Coatney of Salem, IL. Also, niece and nephews Marilyn Carter of Salem, Rick Hoskey and wife Jackie of Salem, Charles Coatney and Rick Coatney both of North Carolina. Also left to mourn his passing is a great-nephew, Jason Pauley of Salem.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by their daughter, Marsha Ann Coatney in 1959.

The family chose a simple cremation with burial to be private at Peaceful Valley Cemetery, Odin, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s choice and will be accepted by the Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 97, 310 N. Broadway, Salem, IL 62881, entrusted with the family’s care.

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