Nancy Jo (Ketchem) Coats

Born: Thu., Mar. 30, 1950
Died: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018


Graveside Service

1:00 PM Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
Location: Highland Lawn Cemetery


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Nancy “Jo” Coats, 68, of Indianapolis passed away on November 9, 2018. She was born on March 30, 1950 in Linton, Indiana to the late Thomas and Gail Ketchem. Nancy was a Language Arts Teacher for over 30 years at South Wayne Junior High, before retiring in 2011.

Nancy is survived by her companion Dennis Morse and sister Jane Bennett. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in passing by sisters Janice Enstrom and Judith Taylor.

Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute, IN. Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center is handling the arrangements.


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Peggy Wolfe
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
To Jo's family,
So sorry to hear of Jo's illness and passing. I last saw her at my own sister's (Judy Harvey Powell) wake and was so glad to see her there. She was a fellow teacher of Judy's, and an old friend. She visited me with Judy and others in Florida during spring break once, and we had such a good time. The connection of being fellow Greene Countians was a precipitous reason for the connection, I have no doubt. I always enjoyed J; her quiet nature, and even when Jack was alive, we enjoyed many gatherings, usually at Judy's. I only hope there is an afterlife, that these two souls can connect again and talk about old times, and help us down here understand life. My sincerest sympathy.

Don woods
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
So very sorry to hear of Jo's passing. She was a wonderful person.

Donna Kocher
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
Dennis...we just heard and are heartbroken! If we can do anything to help you please contact us! We’ve missed you at the river and in Homosassa! So very sorry for your loss!🙏🏻😢

Charlotte Erickson
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
It is with shock and sadness that I learned of Jo's passing. We shared many fun memories of working together at SWJH. I wish we could have spent more time together after retirement. My heart goes out to Dennis and the family.

Nick Miller
   Posted Wed November 14, 2018
I don’t recall that I knew Nancy, but I knew her dad. Condolences go to her family and especially her companion, Dennis, whom I’ve been trying to locate for a long time.

Karen Gilmour
   Posted Wed November 14, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of our classmate Jo Ketchum's passing. I pray that she will have perfect peace in heaven with our Lord.

Sally Scott
   Posted Wed November 14, 2018

SWEET MEMORIES IN RED was sent by Mark and Sally Scott.

We will always have you in our hearts. Blessed to have had you in our lives, Mark/Sally and Shelby Scott


Barbara L.Cochran
   Posted Wed November 14, 2018
I was Jo's hairstylist for many years. I always looked forward to her visits and enjoyed our conversations so much. She had a great sense of humor , and a caring and encouraging spirit. She always asked about my family and was more of a friend, than a client. I will miss her very much ♡. My sincere sympathies to Dennis and her family.
Barb Cochran

Dr. Gene Margiotti and Staff
   Posted Thu November 15, 2018
We just learned of Jo's passing and wanted to send our condolences. Jo was such a joy to be around and we all loved seeing her when she came into the office. She will be greatly missed!

Debbie C.
   Posted Fri November 16, 2018
Dennis, I just heard of Jo's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved seeing you and Jo come into Angie's Pool & Spa for water testing. I will greatly miss seeing her but hope to you in the spring. Sending hugs & prayers to you and the family! God bless!

Jim Covert
   Posted Sat November 17, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about Jo's passing. She was a delight to know and serve. What a wonderful lady and great gal.

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