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Shirley J. (Coil) Klingler

August 30, 1929 ~ January 22, 2020 (age 90)


Shirley J. Klingler, 90, of Elkhart died Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Elkhart Hospice House. She was born August 30, 1929 in Mishawaka to the late Richard E. And Hazel B. (Goetz) Coil.

After graduating Mishawaka High School and obtaining her B.A. at Goshen College, Shirley began teaching first grade at Monger Elementary School.  Shirley will be fondly remembered for teaching needlecraft on the mezzanine at Ziesel’s.  Shirley was a charter member of the Embroiders of America and a member of the 1st Church of the Nazarene.

Celebrating over 60 years of marriage, Shirley married Jack E. Klingler on August 30, 1956. Along with Jack, Shirley is survived by her sons, James (Janice) M. Klingler and Jeffrey (Cheryl) L. Klingler both of Elkhart; three grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Shirley was preceded in death by her sister, Jo Ann Saunders.

A private family service will be held on a later date. Arrangements are with Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home.

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