COFFMAN, Arthur LeRoy

Date of birth: 20 Jul 1916 Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 22 Jun 1968 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, 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 
      For 25 years, Mr. Coffman had been 
employed at the Eli Lilly Laboratories in 
      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

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