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Information for Janie Corn Capps Schroeder Coffman
26 August, 1900  24 August, 1983
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
March, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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Janie Coffman

     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 Community Club.
     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 sent.
     Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.  The family will greet friends at the Melba Grange Hall following the services.