Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, May 15, 1965
Rites Set Monday
Funeral services for Robert Coffman have been set for 2 o’clock Monday afternoon and will be in the Nineveh Christian Church.
The Rev. Larry Scott, pastor of the church, will be in charge of the services with burial taking place in the Nineveh Cemetery with Masonic rites.
Friends may call at the Vandivier-Parsley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon from 2 until 5 o’clock and at night from 7 to 9 o’clock. They are invited to attend the rites. The body is to lie in state at the church after 1 p.m. Monday.
Mr. Coffman died in the Johnson County Memorial Hospital at 9:30 o’clock Friday morning after he had suffered a heart attack. He was admitted to the hospital Tuesday.
Born In 1884
The son of the late Young and Elizabeth Goetz Coffman, Mr. Coffman was born in Bartholomew County on Oct. 9, 1884, and was educated in the Nineveh schools, graduating from the high school there.
On Sept. 15, 1909, he married Iona Ealy at her home and twin daughters were born to them. One of the daughters preceded him in death.
For many years, Mr. Coffman had resided on his farm south of Franklin on rural route 5, and since his retirement had spent the winters in Florida. He and Mrs. Coffman returned two weeks ago from their winter home.
He united with the Methodist Church in his youth, later transferring his membership to the First United Presbyterian Church. For many years he was a member of the church choir. He was also a member of the Nineveh Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite.
The survivors are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Alice) Hiester, of Indialantic, Fla; and two granddaughters, Miss Nancy Hiester, a student at the University of Maine; and Miss Susan Hiester, a student in Munich, Germany.
Others who remain are two brothers, Jacob Coffman, William Coffman, of Franklin; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Waltz, of Trafalgar; and Mrs. Ivory Dunham, of Indianapolis.
Submitted by Mark E. Wirey