Joseph Francis (Papaw) Coffman
Joseph Francis (Papaw) Coffman, 84, of Lincoln, 
died at 8 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2006, at Abraham Lincoln 
Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. 

Mr. Coffman was born on Dec. 16, 1921, in Jefferson 
County to Samuel and Catherine Bray Coffman. In 1963 
he married Theresa Ferne Boswell Stover in Benton. 
She preceded him in death on Oct. 29, 1994. 

Mr. Coffman was a Claims Adjuster with State Farm 
Insurance Company and Laborers Local #895. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, at 
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. 
Frank Bush will officiate. Burial will be at New Union 
Cemetery in Lincoln, with full Military Rites accorded. 
Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. until 11 am. Thursday 
at the funeral home, prior to service. 

Mr. Coffman is survived by step daughters Peggy (Donald) 
Stover Irvin of Mt. Vernon, and Rosita (Marvin) Stover 
Jenkins of Lincoln; brother Shuford (Evelyn) Coffman of 
Mt. Vernon; grandchildren Julia Carr Goree of Mt. Vernon, 
Michelle (Chris) Jenkins Allison of Atlanta, Ryan (Scott) 
Jenkins Bradford of Overland, Mo.; great grandchildren 
Celeste Jane Carr of Kansas City, Kan., Allison and Leah 
Goree of Mt. Vernon, Emily, Elizabeth "Libby" and Jesse 
Reiners of Atlanta. 

Mr. Coffman was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 
sister and grandson Bruce Carr.

Mr. Coffman attended the Jefferson St. Christian Church. 
He served as a 1st Lt. in the Army during WW II, stationed 
in Europe. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois 
and University of Illinois Law School. He moved from Mt. Vernon 
to Logan Co. in 1973. He was a member of the American Legion and 
Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mt. Vernon. He was an avid reader, 
cat lover, gardener and history buff. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Logan County 
Humane Society. 

Date: 8 Nov 2006  
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman

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