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First Christian Church of Herington
Sunday December 27th, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Interment following funeral service

Whitewater Community Church (formerly the Swiss Church)
Monday December 28th, 2020

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Funeral Service

Lamb Funeral Home
Monday December 28th, 2020

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Harold "Bus" L. Coats

Harold’s "Bus" life began on April 3, 1936, the son of Roy and Sarah (Baldwin) Coats in Newton, Kansas. He graduated from Potwin High School, Class of 1954 and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1954-1957. He married Sherry Ann Berryman on February 18, 1961, at the Potwin Christian Church. Bus worked in the El Dorado Refinery starting when it was named Skelly, then Getty and retiring when it was Texaco. He loved his family, taking photos, bird watching, crappie fishing and scooter rides around the property with his little dog Baxter. Bus enjoyed riding with the Christian Motorcycle Association, working with youth groups and driving car loads of kids to hear God’s Word.


His loving family includes his sons and their wives, Vincent and Lola Coats, Jon “Lance” and Robin Coats all of El Dorado, Darren and Amy Berryman of Benton, Kansas; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two on the way; brother and his wife, Richard and Carol Coats of Nampa, Idaho; sister, Joan Sommers of Potwin; sister-in-law, Marilyn Coats of Potwin.


He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Sherry; a brother, Charles Coats and a brother-in-law, Johnny Sommers. Harold “Bus” passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the age of 84 years old.


His family will gather with friends on Sunday, December 27, from 2-4 p.m. at Lamb Funeral Home, 120 S. Main, Whitewater. Funeral service will be Monday, December 28, at 11:00 a.m. at Whitewater Community Church, 703 E. Central, Whitewater. Interment will follow with military honors in McGill Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be directed to Ponca Bible Camp of Ponca, Arkansas or Gary Quequish Ministries of Ontario, Canada, both in care of Lamb Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Whitewater, Kansas 67154. Please sign his online guest book and leave a memory of Bus at www.ymzfh.com

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I first met my cousin Bus when he was a Marine stationed in CA. Mother made a fried chicken dinner and we ate on a picnic table on the base. I am thankful to have so many memories of him and Sherry over the years.
There was never a more dedicated Marine, family man nor God loving person than Bus.
I will always cherish Fowler Reunions, visits, and our phone calls which always brought laughter. Miss you

Mellody Fowler Anderson Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

Rest in Peace U.S. Marine your tour of duty here on Earth is completed. Our Sincere Thanks to You for your Service to our Country.
I was proud to know and thankful for the opportunity to work with "Bus" at then the Skelly refinery. Sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to his family.

Mike Maloney Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of meeting both Sherry and Bus. And hearing all about them from Mom and Dad, aka Don and Carole Vogelman. The stories made me feel as though they were life long friends. They were a couple who put God and family first. I enjoyed speaking to Bus via Facebook. A special couple who left love of Christ, and family, as their legacy. When we pass on, we can all hope to leave such a beautiful legacy behind. Praying for the family as they both grieve, and rejoice in Bus joining the Lord, Sherry, and Mom. God Speed Marine!.

Barbara Vogelman Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

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