LAFAYETTE - Martha L. Coates, 97, born Oct. 20, 1915, passed away at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church of LaFayette, with Pastor Larry Trover officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 13, and one hour prior to the service on Friday, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada.