Date of birth: 26 Dec 1880 Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 21 Sep 1976 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana September 22, 1976

Jacob Coffman rites Thursday
      Jacob Coffman, 29 West South Street, 
Franklin, a retired farmer and restaurant 
owner, died Tuesday afternoon at the 
Johnson County Memorial Hospital at 
the age of 95.
      He was born in Bartholomew County 
on December 26, 1880; the son of Young 
and Elizabeth (Goetz) Coffman and was 
educated in the Nineveh schools.
      On Jan. 13, 1906, he was married in 
Nineveh to Stella E. Tearman, who sur-
vives at their home.
      Other survivors include three sons; 
Paul, Greenwood; Lawrence and Mark, 
both of Franklin; a brother, William A. 
Coffman of Franklin; and a sister, Mrs. 
Eva Dunham, Indianapolis.
      Ten grandchildren, 28 great-grand-
children and three great-great-grand-
children also survive.  He was preceded 
in death by a son, Lloyd.
      Mr. Coffman was a member of the 
Nineveh Christian Church and a 50-
year member of the Nineveh Masonic 
      Funeral services will be held on 
Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Flinn and 
Maguire Funeral Home with burial in 
Greenlawn Cemetery.  Rev. Cecil 
Parkhurst will conduct the services.
      Masonic rites will be held at 
7 p.m. this evening.
      Friends may call at the funeral 
home today from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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