Mary "Deb" Coble, 70, of Winamac

Mary “Deb” Coble, 70, of Winamac, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 2, 2024 following a brave battle with cancer.

She was born on June 20, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to the late Arthur and Mary [O’Rourke] Chinery. In 1971, Deb graduated from Andrean High School in Gary, IN and moved to Winamac later that year.

Deb worked at Miller’s Department Store for short time, ran a daycare out of her home for several years, and worked at Eaton until it closed - which allowed her to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. Deb worked full-time and raised three teenagers while attending nursing school at Ivy Tech. She graduated top of her class and began a career at Pulaski Memorial Hospital that ended in 2020 when she was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma.

Deb enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She liked to take walks and travel to new places as well as going to movies and live music shows. She also enjoyed book club (even if she didn’t finish the book!). Deb loved Christmastime, bird watching, gardening, and good food.

Deb was a longtime member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac where she served as a liturgical minister and was active in the Christian Mother’s. She was a former Girl Scout leader. Deb will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.


She is survived by:

Kellie (Brian) Ritchie, Anderson, IN Daughter

Michael (Dee) Coble, Winamac, IN Son

Richard (Stephanie) Coble, Knox, IN Son

Elaine (Josh Huelat) Bacewic, Knox, IN Daughter

Robert (Brenda McIntosh) Coble, Winamac, IN Son

Ashley Ritchie, Granddaughter

Tyler Ritchie, Grandson

Zoey Coble, Granddaughter

Zane Coble, Grandson

Zelda Coble, Granddaughter

Dalton Bacewic, Grandson

Wyatt Bacewic, Grandson

Keagan Huelat, Grandson

Noel Coble, Ex-Husband


Preceded in death by:

Arthur and Mary [O’Rourke] Chinery, Parents

Anne Marie Chinery, Sister

Visitation will be from 3-8 PM EST Friday, March 8, 2024 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 8 PM EST Friday at the funeral home and will be followed by a Nursing Honor Guard Ceremony.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM EST Saturday, March 9, 2024 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac, IN with Rev. Dennis Faker Officiating.

Following services, cremation will take place at Frain Crematory in Winamac, IN.

Private burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Portage, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation or Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.