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Harry E. Coomer
(December 4, 1930 - May 7, 2012)

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Harry E. Coomer

Harry E. Coomer 81 of Fenton, MO formerly of Centralia, passed away Monday, May 07, 2012 at St. Anthony’s de Greeff Hospice House in St. Louis. Mr. Coomer was born December 4, 1930 in Heyworth, son of John Coomer and Laura (Pearson) Coomer. He married Constance “Billie” (Dodillet) Coomer on December 29, 1962 in Centralia and she preceded him in death on July 10, 2000. Harry is survived by a step-son, Gary Sprehe and wife Judy of Plano, TX; a step-daughter, Linda Sprehe of Fenton, MO; two grandchildren: Gina Sprehe of Los Angeles, CA and Ryan Sprehe and wife Angelica of Dallas, TX; one great-grandchild, Ryley Sprehe of Dallas, TX; a sister, Helen Walters and husband Harold of Muncie, IN; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Mr. Coomer was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and six sisters. Mr. Coomer served in the United State Navy as a Mechanists Mate from 1948 – 1957. He received the Good Conduct Medal, China Serve Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, Korean Service Medal on the U.S.S. Boxer and U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard. He worked for Illinois Central Railroad as a Lineman and retired in 1992. Mr. Coomer enjoyed St. Louis Cardinal Baseball. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Centralia, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2055 and American Legion Post 446. Funeral Services for Harry E. Coomer will be held Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the Hillcrest Lakeside Chapel in Centralia with Pastor Mark Doane officiating. Military Rites will be accorded at the Gravesite by the American Legion Post 446 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2055. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Lakeside Mausoleum. Friends may call from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s de Greeff Hospice House and will be received at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home, which is assisting the Coomer Family with arrangements. Online Condolences may be made at


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