COFFMAN, Robert

Date of birth: 9 Oct 1884 Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 14 May 1965 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, May 15, 1965

Robert Coffman 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 trans-
ferring 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 Trafal-
gar; and Mrs. Ivory Dunham, of Indianapolis.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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