Harry E. Coberly, 76, of Farina and formerly of Mt. Vernon, died 7:03 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
He was born Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1937, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Harry Edward and Anna Belle (Uselton) Coberly. Harry was first married to Beverly York. He later married Meg Hoxworth on Sept. 10, 1988, in Centralia. Harry served our country in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy. He worked for Crossroads Hospital, Doctor’s Park, Fayette County Hospital and Clay County Hospital as a lab technician. He was a member of Kinmundy Christian Church and the Farina American Legion Post 0411. He is survived by wife, Meg Coberly of Farina; five daughters, Theresa Ile and husband David of Mt. Vernon, Beth Borcherding and husband Rockie of Iuka, Susie Chrostoski and husband Steve of Herrin, Dee Sledge and husband Jeff of Mt. Vernon and Heather Hoxworth-Coberly and special friend Heath Sill of Kinmundy; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Burwell of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kinmundy Christian Church in Kinmundy with Mr. Josh Conley officiating. Interment will be at Farina Cemetery in Farina. Members of the Farina American Legion Post 0411 will conduct full military honors at the cemetery.
Evening visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Morning visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kinmundy Christian Church in Kinmundy.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Fayette County Hospital Friends and Family and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.