Carmelita Mersman (Osborn) Coats, age 92, of Waverly, Kansas, passed away on Saturday December 29, 2018 at the Sunset Manor in Waverly, Kansas.
She was born December 28, 1926 near Garnett, Kansas, the daughter of John and Catherine (Rockers) Mersman.
Carmelita married Irvin Lee Osborn on June 16, 1946 and this union was blessed with nine children, Linda, John, Terrance, Cleoda, Frank, Elizabeth and Deborah, Roberta and Robert. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1984. She then married Chester Coats in 1989; he preceded her in death in 2003.
Carmelita’s pride and joy was her large loving family and many friends. She enjoyed music and dancing, playing cards, dominos, puzzles and tending her houseplants.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Catherine Mersman; husbands, Irvin Osborn and Chester Coats; two daughters, Linda Cholak and Deborah Osborn; a brother, Marvin Mersman; a sister, Hermena Kelsey; and a brother-in-law, Ralph Kelsey.
Carmelita is survived by her sons, John Osborn of Greeley, Kansas; Terry Osborn and wife Rosann of Waverly, Kansas; Frank Osborn and his wife Patty of Lane, Kansas; Bob Osborn of Portland, Oregon; and daughters, Cleoda Hansen and husband Joe of Lenexa, Kansas; Betty Keim and husband Richard of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and Roberta Norton and husband Dean of Topeka, Kansas; she is also survived by 28 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Scipio, with inurnment to follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the church on Saturday morning one hour prior to the service at 9:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hope And Love of the Laity Fund (Hall Fund)
You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.