Date of birth: 4 Dec 1906 Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 18 Aug 1978 Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, August 21, 1978

Ralph Coffman dies Friday
      Ralph V. Coffman, 209 Pearl Street, Whiteland, 71, 
died Friday in Jeffersonville.
      Born Dec. 4, 1906, in Bartholomew County to 
Charles and Ethel (Hague) Coffman, Coffman was 
a graduate of Hopewell High School and Franklin 
College and Purdue University.
      Coffman married Alice McGee in 1934, who pre-
ceded him in death in 1977.  Coffman had previously 
been employed by Indiana Farm Bureau and had been 
working for Financial Co-op Association.
      He was a member of Whiteland Methodist Church, 
Whiteland Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, 
Indiana Traffic Club past president, Jubilee Lodge of 
Whiteland, Jubilee Chapter of Eastern Star in Whiteland, 
Kiwanis Club of Greater Whiteland, National Council 
of Farmers Cooperative and Founder of National Society 
of Traffic and Transportation. 
      Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Vandivier 
Parsley Funeral Home and burial will be at Greenlawn 
Cemetery.  Rev. Glen Clarkson will officiate.
      Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. John (Janice) 
Eaton, Tullahoma, Tennessee, three grandchildren 
and one sister, Catherine Richard, Cincinnati.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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