In Memory

Claudia Bitner (Coomer)

Claudia Bitner (Coomer)

Claudia Rae Coomer, 71, of Frankfort, passed away Friday, October 16, 2015, at her home. 

She was born April 16, 1944, in Frankfort, to Robert and Berniece Brandt Bitner.  On August 25, 1962, she married Bill Coomer; he preceded her in death on May 7, 1998. 

Claudia was a 1962 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School.  She retired in 2004 from Wesley Manor Retirement Community.  Claudia was a member of First Christian Church, Women of the Moose, Elks Auxiliary, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary, Psi Iota Xi, and Business and Professional Women.  She enjoyed spending her winters in Florida with her sisters and being a devoted “Nanny” to her grandchildren. 

Surviving are a son, Rob Coomer of Westfield; three daughters, Stacy Gephart of Frankfort, Robin (Jon) Zwinski of Carmel, and Mandi (Mark) Mitchell of Frankfort; two sisters, Shirley (Ron) Rosen of Frankfort, and Donna Denton of Florida; grandchildren, Brooke (Chris) Jackson, Allyson and Sydney Zwinski, Ramsey, Reece, and Raelyn Mitchell, and Benjamin and Ryan Coomer; aunts, Bernadine Ward and Ruth Brandt; nephew, Jason (Kelly) Stroup; and niece, Brenda Hamm. 

In addition to her husband, Claudia is preceded in death by her parents and one nephew, Greg Rogers. 

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015, at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort, from 4:00 -8:00 p.m. with a Psi Iota Xi service to be held at 7:30 p.m.  Memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at the funeral home with Pastor Pam Ditson-McCall officiating.  Inurnment will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery in Frankfort.  Memorials in Claudia’s name may be made to the Clinton County Boys and Girls Club.  Online condolences may be directed to

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10/21/15 11:12 AM #1    

Sarah Gephart (Brown)


We could never thank Claudia enough for her energy and skills in organizing the majority of our class reunions. If we couldn't find a missing classmate, Claudia would somehow know who she could contact to find out where the classmate was now!  She was the force behind keeping our class "connected".  But, oh how she disliked computers!!  

I will miss calling her and hearing her signature greeting "hello"!  Nobody said "hello" like she did!  She was always on the go and never missed spending the winter months in Florida.   We will all miss seeing her at our monthly Mini Reunions.  

RIP Claudia

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