COFFMAN, William Adam "Willie"

Date of birth: 15 Feb 1897 Nineveh, Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 9 Jul 1982 Marion, Grant County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, July 12, 1982

Retired automobile mechanic
William Coffman
      William Adam "Willie" Coffman, 85, Franklin, died
 Friday at Veterans Administration Hospital in Marion where 
he had been a patient for eight months.  He had been in failing 
health for one year.
      Born Feb. 15, 1897, in Nineveh, he was the son of Young 
and Elizabeth (Goetz) Coffman.  He married Ruby Bush June 
16, 1923.  She survives.
      Mr. Coffman retired 18 years ago.  He was an automobile 
mechanic and had owned and operated Coffman Auto Parts 
for 35 years.
      He graduated from Nineveh High School and was a 
member of the former Nineveh Methodist Church, Nineveh 
Masonic Lodge 317 and Nineveh Order of the Eastern Star 
466.  He was also a member of the American Legion and 
Veterans of Foreign Wars in Franklin and the World War I 
Veterans Association of Fort Myers, Fla.  He was a World 
War I Marine veteran.
      The Rev. Cecil Parkhurst will conduct a service at 10 a.m. 
Tuesday at Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin.  Military 
grave side rites will be conducted by the Fort Benjamin Harrison 
honor guard in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.  
Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
      A Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 8 tonight 
by the Nineveh Masonic Lodge.
      Other survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Ed (Montrew) 
Gross, Franklin route five; a sister, Eva Dunham, Indianapolis, 
and a grandson.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.
      He was preceded in death by three brothers and seven 

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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