Eli M. Coblentz, 78, of Portland, IN, passed away at his residence on Sunday, January 03, 2016. He was born on Friday, January 15, 1937, in Stark County, OH. to Menno J. and Mary (Troyer) Coblentz. He married Mattie E. (Schwartz) Coblentz on Thursday, February 14, 1957 in Geneva, IN. She passed away on April 19, 2005. Eli was a farmer and worked construction. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Survivors Include:Sons - Menno (Effie) Coblentz, Portland, IN., Danny (Mary) Coblentz, Portland, IN., Eli (Saloma) Coblentz, Portland, IN., Daughters - Esther (David) Hilty, Hudson, KY., Mary (Jonas) Schwartz, Seymour, MO., Barbara (Jacob) Schwartz, Seymour, MO., Mattie (Sammy) Burkholder, Seymour, MO.,
Brothers - Emanuel Coblentz, OH., Henry (Martha) Coblentz, OH., Jonas Coblentz, PA., Wallace (Ruth Ann) Coblentz, MO., Sisters - Nancy Coblentz, Belize, CA., Anna Schwartz, Geneva, IN., Mandy (David) Raber, Romainia, Esther (Ron) Ranally, OH., 72 Grandchildren , and 27 Great Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his Father - Menno J. Coblentz, Mother - Mary (Troyer) Coblentz,
Wife - Mattie E. (Schwartz) Coblentz, Brothers – Ramond, Dan, and Menno Coblentz, Sister - Mary Coblentz, 2 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.
Viewing will be held at the Coblentz residence 505 E. 500 N. Portland, IN. Monday January 4, 2016 from 1: 00 PM til 8:00PM and January 5, 2016 from 9:00 AM til 8:00PM.
Funeral Services will be held at the Coblentz residence 505 E. 500 N. Portland, IN. on January 6, 2016 at 9:00AM with Dan U. Shelter officiating. Interment will follow in the Bearcreek Cemetery in Bryant.
Arrangements are being handled by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.
Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com