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Gail A. (Coon) Schley

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“Rest in peace Gail! You were a great lady & will surely be missed. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Carol Wilkey West - Covington,, KY

“What a great friend Gail was to me and Barb. I will miss Gail and will never stop loving Barb as she passed a couple weeks ago. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Tom Turner - Battle Cteek, MI

“Gail was a dear friend to me. I have so many fond memories of our treasure hunts. She was a fabulous artist. She could do anything. I loved spending...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Gayle Bundy - Battle creek, MI

“It was always a treat running across the street from Grandma's to visit Gail and the dogs. We learned about art, gardening, and later on in life, how...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Colin Knapp - Detroit, MI

“Dear Aaron, Tom, and Tim,Sorry to hear about Gail's death. Gail was so talented artistically and we had many laughs together. I remember when she...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: sharon kreps - Greensboro


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Gail Ann Schley, age 70, of Battle Creek passed away Friday, January 11, 2019. She was born in Battle Creek on May 23, 1948, the daughter of Charles E. and Betty J (Buchfink) Coon. Gail was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Charles R. "Dick" Coon. She is survived by her son, Aaron T. Schley and his wife, Kathy; and her ex-husbands, Tim Clair and Thomas Schley.

Gail attended Lakeview Schools and graduated from Argubright Business College. She resided in Battle Creek most of her life and was a partial owner of Lakeview Auto Specialties. Gail was a valued member of Clark Equipment Company from 1973 to 1984 before becoming a homemaker. Gail entered back into the work force as a retail clerk at Mix Hardware where she always greeted customers/friends with a smile.

Gail loved entertaining by hosting her friends and family. She was an exceptional cook and talented artist. She loved working in the yard and spoiling her cocker spaniels. Additionally, Gail always had a special place in her heart for her "Lunch Bunch" and "Delton Family".

A "Celebration of Life" gathering will be held 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23rd at the Battle Creek Country Club, 318 Country Club Dr., Battle Creek. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity close to your heart or the Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Michigan (https://donate.rescueme.org/cockerspaniel). Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care.