Gladys Shirlene Mauck Coffman
Gladys Shirlene Mauck Coffman
  • February 26, 1934 - March 14, 2017
  • Port Republic, Virginia

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Gladys Shirlene Mauck Coffman passed away at the age of 83 on March 14, 2017 in Staunton VA. She died peacefully. She was born in Columbia Furnace on February 26, 1934 to the late Russell E. Mauck and Bessie Orndorff Mauck.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Winfred Allen Coffman, a brother, Arnold H. Mauck, three infant grandchildren and her son Jeffrey Lynn Coffman who passed away on March 11, 2017.

Gladys is survived by two sons, Randall Allen and his wife Joyce Coffman of Middletown, VA and Keith Arnel and his wife Julie Coffman of Port Republic, VA; her siblings, Shirley Bott, Garland and Liz Mauck, Mary Vann, and Bobby and Carolyn Mauck all of Woodstock, VA.

She is also survived by six grandchildren: Paul J. Coffman, Maurertown VA, Amanda R. Higgs, Winchester VA, Jeffrey L. Coffman, Jr. and Jarod L. Coffman of Strasburg VA, Jessie L MacVittie of Maurertown VA, Melissa Coffman, Stafford, VA. Three step-grandchildren: Steven Moody of Salem, Brandi Smith of Penn Laird and Emily Sanders of Bristow, VA, her ten great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Gladys was a beloved member of the community in Middletown, VA and she served in various events. She was a member of the Middletown United Methodist Church; she served as a scout leader for her boys as they were growing up and also served on the Ladies Auxiliary. She was a homemaker for most of her life but after her husbands death she went to work for Avtex Fibers in Front Royal. She later worked for Strasburg Automotive (Lear) and at Woodstock Memorial Hospital before retiring to take care of her mother.

Gladys loved her family dearly. As a young woman, she decided to start a Mauck family reunion and she would address the envelopes herself and mail them to the family. She would also faithfully send birthday, get-well and Christmas cards to everyone she knew. She was a kind and loving soul and she will be missed by many. Gladys always had her doors open to anyone and they would never leave hungry or empty-handed. She loved to bake pies and was known to have the best fried chicken in the world.

A celebration of her life will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 24th at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, VA, with Pastors Roger Dove and Jim Harrison officiating. The family will receive family and friends following the service. She will be laid to rest in a private family ceremony at the Sunset View Cemetery in Woodstock.

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