COFFMAN, Arthur LeRoy

Date of birth:  20 Jul 1916 – Johnson County, Indiana
Date of death: 22 Jun 1968 – Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

Franklin Evening Star, June 24, 1968


Funeral services for Arthur Leroy Coffman, of the Hurricane community, and prominent in Boy Scout work, will be conducted in the Vandivier-Parsley Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

The services are to be in charge of the Rev. John Hancock, pastor of the Community Congregational Church, and burial will take place in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time and are invited to attend the rites. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Boy Scout Tribunal Fund, Central Indiana, in care of Glen Hakes, R. R. 1, Green­wood.

Mr. Coffman had been in declining health for four and a half years and died Saturday night at 6 o’clock in the Robert W. Long Hospital at Indian­apolis.

He was born July 20, 1916, in Johnson County and his parents were Charles and the late Ethel Hagan Coff­man.

A resident of Johnson County his entire life, Mr. Coffman had resided at Trafalgar, Hopewell and the Hurricane communities. He graduated from Trafal­gar High School in 1935.

For 25 years, Mr. Coffman had been employed at the Eli Lilly Laboratories in Indianapolis.

He was a member of the Community Congregational Church where he served as deacon and was a Sunday school teacher, and was a member of the Greenwood Masonic Lodge. Active in Boy Scout work, he had served in local and district work for 12 years. Mr. Coffman had won one of the highest awards given to scout leaders.

On Nov. 25, 1936, he married Doris Tilson in the Community Congregatio­nal Church and four children were born to them.

The widow survives with three sons and a daughter, Larry L. Coffman of Franklin; Bruce Coffman, of San Fran­cisco, Calif.; Charles Coffman and Re­becca Coffman, at home.

Also remaining are the father, of Trafalgar; a brother, Ralph V. Coffman, of Whiteland; and a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Catherine Opal) Richards, of Cincin­nati, Ohio.

His mother died April 17, 1968.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey