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Goldia Coakley

Goldia G. “Toad” Coakley, a colorful and vibrant woman, passed away Friday, June 16, 2023, at Vancrest of Upper Sandusky. She was 90 years old and formerly of Carey.
Toad was born, at home, in Carey, on Feb. 28, 1933, to the late David H. and Nellie Mae (Drummond) Coakley and attended school in Carey.
In younger years Toad worked at RCA in Findlay and The Wyandot County Home; she also bartended at Jimmy’s. After having a back injury, Toad helped to raise and watch many children in the Carey area during her life.
Toad enjoyed canning, spending countless hours in her garden, and crafting one-of-a-kind ceramics. She loved family get-togethers and would spend hours in her kitchen creating one-of-a-kind meals for everyone. Never having children, Toad was lovingly known as aunt Toad by all of her nieces and nephews; they all loved to spend time at her home playing cards and learning some off-color language. Aunt Toad was always the first to offer advice even if no one asked and would often take family members’ dogs as her own.
In her free time Toad could be reading Amish and Mennonite novels by Beverly Lewis and Ann Ross. She also loved to read Harlequin romances novels that she would find on her garage selling adventures. Never wanting to sit still, Toad was a former member of Amvets 777 and Eagles Aerie 2184.
Toad is survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Toad was preceded in death by brothers, George and Robert and sister, Martha Trausch.
Visitation will be held at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, on Tuesday, June 20, from 4-7 p.m. An 11 a.m. funeral will be celebrated at the funeral home in her honor on Wednesday, June 21. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Donations may be made in Toad’s honor to Wyandot County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.
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