Date of birth: 27 Oct 1858 Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 1 Jul 1923 Nineveh, Johnson, County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, July 2 ,1923

Funeral Services to be Held 
Tuesday Afternoon at 2 o'Clock
      John Coffman widely known 
in the Nineveh community died 
at his home in Nineveh Sunday 
morning at 1:30 o'clock.  Death 
was due to hardening of the 
arteries which became serious 
three weeks ago.
      Mr. Coffman was born in 
Bartholomew County October 27, 
1858.  He was married to Sarah 
Goetz on January 13, 1878, and 
they had lived in Nineveh almost 
all of their married life.  They 
were the parents of twelve children, 
ten of whom with the widow survive.  
They are Mrs. Lewis Chandler of 
Indianapolis, Mrs. M. Barker of 
Greenwood, Mrs. Walter Parsley 
of Needham, Mrs. Linnie Mead, 
Mrs. Claude Short, Mrs. Orville 
McQuinn, Mrs. Walter Cobb of Frank-
lin; George Coffman of Franklin, 
Chas. Coffman, Nineveh, and Isaac 
Coffman of Indianapolis.  A 
brother, James Coffman, lives 
near Edinburg. 
      Mr. Coffman was a life-long 
member of the Nineveh Methodist 
Church and held membership in the 
Knights of Pythias Lodge.
      Funeral services will be held 
at the Nineveh Christian Church Tues-
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted 
by the Rev. Stanley Hendricks of 
Brookville, who will be assisted by 
the Rev. G. F. Powers.  Burial will 
be in the church cemetery.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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