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Margaret J. Coggin

Margaret J. Coggin, age 81, of Eaton, OH passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. She was born February 8, 1936 to the late Herman Charles and Margaret (Schrader) Jobst. She graduated with a Master’s Degree from Wright State University; was a retired teacher from Vandalia-Butler City Schools and Tri-County North Schools; was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Eaton where she also participated in the Ladies and Sewing Groups; she also attended Christian Life Center, Little York campus; and was a member of the Sister Cities of Vandalia and Eaton. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband James Richard Coggin, Jr., son Stephen Coggin; and brothers Max, Albert, Herman, Earl and Frank. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Richard and Jane Coggin of Eldorado, OH; daughter Temple Rodrigues and son-in-law Stanley Rodrigues of Dayton, OH; grandchildren Alicia, Chris, and Matt Coggin and Natalie, Melanie, and Kristen Rodrigues; sister Charlotte (Fred) Broitman of Chicago, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 10:00 am until time of memorial services at 11:00 am at Grace Lutheran Church, 111 Lutheran Drive, Eaton, OH. A luncheon and gathering will follow immediately in the fellowship hall. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, OH. Memorial contributions may be sent to Grace Lutheran Church or charity of donor’s choice. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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Margaret was a participating teacher with me when I taught at Helke Elementary and later when I became principal of Murlin Heights, I hired her as a kindergarten teacher. Margaret was a talented teacher and contributed many things to the Vandalia-Butler District. It is with sadness that I read her obituary. G. Kenworthy

George Kenworthy Aug 19 2017 12:00 AM

Margaret always reminded me of my own Mother. To my young eyes you were both cut from the same cloth. My earliest memories are of her quizzing me about school, she was always very curious about our education. I also have an early memory of when Margaret and family visited her sister in Chicago. I remember looking through a suitcase and finding a bottle of children's aspirin. Showing the adults the empty bottle, I have no memory of a stomach pumping, but I'm told it happened. Margaret I can picture you in my mind, I can hear your voice, you will be remembered. I am embarrassed that my Mother asked for your family to send me get well messages. They were very sweet, Thank you. I know how she can be, you were very kind to indulge her. David Broitman

DB Aug 15 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Coggin

DB Aug 15 2017 12:00 AM

Margaret was always an innovative teacher with her students hearts in her actions and prayers. She was a kind, generous, and classy lady. I enjoyed teaching with her at Murlin Heights Elementary in the VB school system. Her family has our sympathy and prayers for healing and joy in memories of her. Pat/Jim DeArmond

Pat DeArmond Aug 6 2017 12:00 AM