Date of birth: 31 Jul 1910 Nineveh, Johnson County, Indiana
Date of death: 17 May 1984 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Source: Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, May 18, 1984
Retired from Allison Lawrence Coffman Franklin Lawrence Jacob Coffman, 73, Franklin, a lifelong Johnson County resident, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He had been in failing health four years. He was born July 31, 1910, in Nineveh to Jacob and Stella (Tearman) Coffman. He gradu- ated from Hopewell High School. He married Marian Gladys Keith July 25, 1934. She survives. He retired in 1978 after working 32 years in the skilled trades at Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors Corp. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Frank- lin Masonic Lodge 107, Franklin Order of Eastern Star 439 and United Auto Workers. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Vandivier- Tudor Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Revs. Stanley Howell and C.V. McMillan officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood. A memorial service will be conducted by Masonic Lodge 107 at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Other survivors include two sons, Larry K. Coffman and Michael K. Coffman, both of Franklin; two brothers, Mark Coffman and Paul Y. Coffman, both of Franklin; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Coffman.
Submitted by Mark E. Wirey
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