Gladys Mellott Coble, 98, of Greencastle, PA, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at The Shook Home in Chambersburg.
Born April 27, 1925 at Broad Top in Bedford County, PA, she was a daughter of the late Franklin Daniel and Anna Mary Wright Mellott.
Early in her life, the Mellott family moved from Bedford County to a farm in Fulton County near Hustontown.
She married Richard F. Coble on January 1, 1945.
She worked at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg where she operated a forklift moving bombs around the Depot, Doubleday Publishing Company in Garden City, NY, and clerked at several stores in Virginia.
Mrs. Coble held a real estate license and worked in the Nursing Office of Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA as a Payroll Clerk. She was also employed at Commonwealth Doctors Hospital in Fairfax as an Operating Room Secretary.
After living for twenty-eight years in Fairfax Station, VA she and her husband moved to Newark, Vermont in August of 1974 to a property they had purchased in 1962. They had enjoyed vacationing in the Newark area many times. In December of 1999 the Cobles moved to Greencastle.
Mrs. Coble enjoyed sewing and made a large percent of her own garments as well as things for her children and home. She loved spending time outdoors, fishing, line dancing, and was an excellent gardener.
Her husband, Richard, preceded her in death on August 29, 2000.
She is survived by four grandchildren, Vanessa (Noisom) Donnelly and husband Jon of Portland, ME, Gladys Kay (Noisom) Nickless and husband Peter of Bridgeport, NY, Lora (Coble) Thompson of Hanover, NH, and Lisa (Coble) Phillips and husband Geoff of Italy, six great-grandchildren, Kendall Pike, Thomas Pike, Samantha Boivin, Nicole Boivin, Vivian Nickless, and Dillon Phillips; two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Charles Cerio; and her daughter-in-law, Gail McCarthy-Coble of Wappingers Falls, NY.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Larry F. Coble; her daughter, Linda Coble Noisom; and six siblings, Ada, Albert, Ruth, Grace, Olive, and Robert.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2023 at the Harold M. Zimmerman & Son Funeral Home, 45 South Carlisle Street, Greencastle, PA. Rev. Denise Horn will officiate.
Interment will follow at Coble Cemetery near St. Thomas.
The family will receive friends from 10 – 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.