Joseph Francis (Papaw) Coffman
Joseph Francis (Papaw) Coffman, 84, of Lincoln,
died at 8 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2006, at Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
Mr. Coffman was born on Dec. 16, 1921, in Jefferson
County to Samuel and Catherine Bray Coffman. In 1963
he married Theresa Ferne Boswell Stover in Benton.
She preceded him in death on Oct. 29, 1994.
Mr. Coffman was a Claims Adjuster with State Farm
Insurance Company and Laborers Local #895.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Frank Bush will officiate. Burial will be at New Union
Cemetery in Lincoln, with full Military Rites accorded.
Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. until 11 am. Thursday
at the funeral home, prior to service.
Mr. Coffman is survived by step daughters Peggy (Donald)
Stover Irvin of Mt. Vernon, and Rosita (Marvin) Stover
Jenkins of Lincoln; brother Shuford (Evelyn) Coffman of
Mt. Vernon; grandchildren Julia Carr Goree of Mt. Vernon,
Michelle (Chris) Jenkins Allison of Atlanta, Ryan (Scott)
Jenkins Bradford of Overland, Mo.; great grandchildren
Celeste Jane Carr of Kansas City, Kan., Allison and Leah
Goree of Mt. Vernon, Emily, Elizabeth "Libby" and Jesse
Reiners of Atlanta.
Mr. Coffman was preceded in death by his parents, his wife,
sister and grandson Bruce Carr.
Mr. Coffman attended the Jefferson St. Christian Church.
He served as a 1st Lt. in the Army during WW II, stationed
in Europe. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois
and University of Illinois Law School. He moved from Mt. Vernon
to Logan Co. in 1973. He was a member of the American Legion and
Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mt. Vernon. He was an avid reader,
cat lover, gardener and history buff.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Logan County
Date: 8 Nov 2006
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman