COFFMAN, Mark Deming

Date of birth: 7 May 1912 Nineveh, Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 9 Aug 2001 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, August 9, 2001

      Mark Deming Coffman, 89, died 
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at his residence 
in Franklin.  He was a former resident 
of Hopewell Town-ship and Nineveh. 
      He was born May 7, 1912, in 
Nineveh.  His parents were Jacob and 
Stella (Tearman) Coffman.  He married 
Helen Murray on Oct. 31, 1937, at St. 
Rose of Lima Catholic Church in 
Franklin.  She survives.  Other survi-
vors include a son, Samuel G. Coffman 
of Franklin; a brother, Paul Young 
Coffman of Franklin; seven grand-
children; and three great-grandchildren.  
He was preceded in death by a son, Mark 
Thomas Coffman in 1989; two brothers, 
Lloyd Coffman and Lawrence Coffman; 
and a granddaughter, Margaret Helen 
Coffman in 1999. 
      He was a 1930 graduate of Hopewell 
High School, where he was on the basketball 
team and was known as "Hotshot Coffman" 
      He was employed for 55 years as an 
inspector at Arvin Industries and worked 
as a sales clerk at Vawter's Hardware and 
Deer & Son Hardware, all in Franklin, 
retiring in 1982. 
      He was a member of Hopewell Presby-
terian Church in Franklin and a charter 
member of the Franklin Junior Chamber of 
Commerce, where he served as secretary. 
      The Rev. Paul Shikany will conduct 
a service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Vandivier-
Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin. Friends 
may call from 11 a.m. until time of service 
Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will 
be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin. 
      Memorial contributions may be made 
to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 114 
Lancelot Drive, Franklin, IN 46131.

Source: Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, August 10 2001

      Mark Deming Coffman, 89, 
Franklin, died Aug. 9.  He was 
an inspector for Arvin Industries 
and a sales clerk for Vawter’s 
Hardware and Deer & Son Hard-
ware, all in Franklin, retiring in 
1982.  He was a member of Hopewell 
Presbyterian Church, Franklin, 
and was a charter member and 
secretary of Franklin Junior Chamber 
of Commerce.  Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to St. Rose of 
Lima Catholic Church, Franklin.  
Services: 1 p.m. Aug. 11 in Vandivier-
Tudor Funeral Home, Franklin, with 
calling from 11 a.m.  Burial: Greenlawn 
Cemetery, Franklin.  Survivors: wife 
Helen Murray Coffman son Samuel G. 
Coffman brother Paul Young Coffman 
seven grandchildren three great-

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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