Lena Coble, 86

Lena I. Coble, 86, Wabash, died at 2:05 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, at her home. She was born December 22, 1926 in Laketon, to Henry and Mable (Sickafus) Reiken.

Lena married Carroll Coble in Laketon, on Oct. 5, 1942; he died April 2, 2009. She was a homemaker, secretary for the Wabash County Drainage Department, and also worked at Wabash Magnetics and General Tire. She attended the New Life Baptist Church and was a former member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church. She loved to crochet, and made quilts for her grandchildren and afghans for her great-grandchildren.

She is survived by four children, Carolyn (Roger) Grandstaff, Fairfield, Penn., Harvey (Brenda) Coble, Kathy Barker-Rowe, and David (Colleen) Coble, all of Wabash; brother, James (Jacksie) Reiken, Mentone; five sisters, Joan Meredith, Pierceton, Rose Marie Bell, Warsaw, Ruth Ann Calhoun, North Manchester, Carol Jean Coleman, Peoria, Ill., and Suzie (Walter) Brown, Roanoke; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and a brother.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Scott Johnston officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is to the Alzheimer's Association.

The memorial guest book for Lena may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Nov 06