Information for Winifred LaVerne Higgins Coatney
25 August, 1911 - 26 June, 1993
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Winifred LaVerne Coatney, 81, of Greenleaf, died June 26,
1993, at home of natural causes. Funeral services will
be conducted at 2;30 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 1993, at the
Oregon Trail Church of God, Caldwell. The Rev. William
Shepherd and Rev. Don Hardenbrook will officiate, under the
direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow
at the Greenleaf Cemetery, Greenleaf, Idaho.
Winifred was born August 25, 1911, a daughter of John
F. and Susie Bridgford Higgins, in South Dakota. She
married Coval Coatney on August 1, 1928, in Willow Springs,
Missouri. They moved to Idaho in 1953. She was a
member of the Oregon Trail Church of God. She enjoyed
needlework and her flower garden.
She is survived by her husband, Coval of Greenleaf; two
daughters, Barbara Christenson of Yukon, MO, and Doris
Lankford of Elk Creek, MO; two sons, Jerry Coatney of
Chouteau, OK, and Lawrence Coatney of Caldwell; fourteen
grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen
Means of Caldwell; and two brothers, Ralph Gushwa of Caldwell
and Glen Gushwa of Pryor, OK.
Full-sized headstone photo
available upon request.