HANTS, Minnie (Coffman)

Date of birth: 6 Nov 1882 Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 4 Jun 1963 Nineveh, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, June 5, 1963

Minnie Hants, Nineveh, Dies
      Mrs. Minnie Coffman Hants, wife of Oscar Hants, 
of Nineveh, died in her home Tuesday afternoon at 2 
o'clock.  She had been an invalid since 1956, and in a 
critical condition for a week.
      Funeral services have been arranged for 2 o'clock 
Friday afternoon and will be in the Vandivier-Parsley 
Funeral Home.  The Rev. B. A. Lawrence, pastor of 
the Nineveh Christian Church, will be in charge of 
the services and burial will be made in the Nineveh 
Cemetery.
      Friends may call at the funeral home at any time 
after 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon and until time for 
the services, which they are invited to attend.
      Mrs. Hants was the daughter of the late Young 
and Elizabeth Goetz Coffman and was born in the 
area which is now part of Camp Atterbury.  She 
attended the schools in Nineveh Township.
Marked 50th Anniversary
      She became the bride of Mr. Hants at Nineveh 
on Aug. 16, 1903, and five children were born to them.  
In 1953, they observed their golden wedding anniversary.
      A life resident of Nineveh, Mrs. Hants had main-
tained here interest in all community affairs and 
accepted her illness with patience and understanding.
      She was a member of the Nineveh Christian Church 
and a charter member of the Nineveh chapter, Order 
of the Eastern Star.
      Those who survive with the husband are a son, 
Robert Hants, of Nineveh, and four daughtesr, Mrs. 
Mabel Marie Ware, Mrs. Kathryn Maley, Mrs. Ethyl 
Mohr, of Indianapolis; and Mrs. Doris Jean Browning, 
of Nineveh.
      Others remaining are six grandchildren, six great-
grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Josie Waltz, of Trafalgar; 
Mrs. Eva Dunham, of Indianapolis; and three brothers, 
Jacob Coffman, Robert Coffman, and William A. 
Coffman, of Franklin. 

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, June 10, 1963

RITES CONDUCTED FOR MINNIE HANTS
      Last rites were conducted for Mrs. Minnie Hants, wife 
of Oscar Hants, of Nineveh, in the Vandivier-Parsley Funeral 
Home Friday afternoon at 2 o':clock.
       The services were in charge of the Rev. B. A. Lawrence, 
pastor of the Nineveh Christian Church, where Mrs. Hants 
was a member.  Dale Mitchell sang two hymns and was 
accompanied by Mrs. Clarence Wright, organist.
Were Pallbearers
      Burial took place in the Nineveh Cemetery with Lowell 
Hants, Paul Coffman, Arthur Steinbarger, Olda Richeson, 
James Mills and Billy Sheek, nephews, carrying the casket.
      After being critically ill for a week, Mrs. Hants died at 
2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at her home.  She had been 
an invalid since 1956.
      A life resident of Nineveh Township, she and Mr. Hants 
had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1953.
      The husband, a son, four daughters, six grandchildren, 
six great-grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers are 
the survivors.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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