Memorial services for Janie Coffman, 88, of 1615 8th St. So.,
Nampa, who died Wednesday, Aug. 24, at a Nampa hospital, will
be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Melba Friends Church by
Dr. Fred W. Knight, pastor of the Melba Community Baptist
Church, Melba, assisted by Rodney Frost of Boise.
Interment will follow at the Melba Cemetery with
graveside rites conducted by the Melba Rebekah Lodge 105.
She was born Sept. 7, 1894, in Hendersonville, N.C., a
daughter of Arthur and Martha King Corn and was reared and
educated in North Carolina.
She married Benjamin Capps in 1912 and they moved to
the Melba area in 1916 where they purchased undeveloped state
land and turned it into a family farm. Mr. Capps died in
1935. She married Theodore Schroeder in 1936. He
died in 1953.
In 1969, she married Ray Coffman who died in 1973.
She was a charter member of the Melba Community Baptist
church; a 55-year member and past noble grand of Melba Rebekah
Lodge 105; a long-time member of the Walter's Butte Grange
130; the Melba Royal Neighbors of America; and the Melmont
She is survived by a son, Owen Capps, Melba; a
daughter, Mrs. Wilma Herman, Melba; a daughter, Mrs. Wilma
Herman, Melba; a step-daughter, Mrs. Mildren Heyer, Nampa; a
sister, Bessie McCall, Ashville, N.C.; five grandchildren, 12
great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
One daughter, one step-son, one sister, and five
brothers preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to the Melba Community Baptist
Church Building Fund, a favorite charity, or flowers may be
Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.
The family will greet friends at the Melba Grange Hall
following the services.