COFFMAN, Sarah Catherine (Goetz)

Date of birth: 25 May 1859 Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 11 February 1942 Nineveh, Johnson County, Indiana

SOURCE: Franklin Evening Star, 12 February 1942

Sarah Coffman Is 
Dead At Nineveh
Woman, 82, Has 72 Descendants
Edinburgh, Feb. 12 - Mrs.
Sarah Catherine Coffman, 82,
passed away Wednesday
afternoon at 2:45 o’clock at
her home in Nineveh.
  She was born in Indiana, May
25, 1859, the daughter of
Jacob and Elizabeth Daum
Goetz.  She married John
Coffman, January 13, 1878, and
twelve children were born of
the union.  Two children died
in infancy.  The husband
preceded her in death on July
1, 1923.  She was loved by all
who knew her and counted her
friends by the hundreds.
  Surviving are seven daughters
and three sons, Mrs. Louise
Chandler, George Coffman, and
Mrs. Orville McQuinn of
Franklin; Mrs. Walter Parsley,
Mrs. William Barker and Mrs.
Claude Short of Franklin rural
route; Charles Coffman of
Trafalgar rural route; Mrs.
Roy Barker of Marshall; Isaac
Coffman of Southport and Mrs.
Walter Cobb of Nineveh; 26
grandchildren, including Helen
Coffman Long, who has made her
home since infancy with the
deceased; 36 great
grandchildren; one brother,
James Goetz of Trafalgar rural
route; and two sisters, Mrs.
Emma Stillabower of Nineveh
and Mrs. Charles Wirey of
Franklin.
  The remains will be returned
to the late home from the Farr
& Gosney Funeral Home where
friends may call after 6
o’clock Thursday evening until
time for the services, which
will be held at the Nineveh
Christian Church Saturday
afternoon at 2 o’clock.  The
services will be in charge of
the Rev. G. F. Powers,
assisted by the Rev. G. J.
Pickett.  Interment will be
made at the church cemetery. 
Submitted by Mark Wirey