Mary Coffman

Friday, June 25, 2004

ANNA, Ill. -- Mary Ellen Coffman, 83, of Anna died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at her home.

She was born Nov. 27, 1920, in Anna, daughter of John Gibbs and Elizabeth Marian Jones Chase. She and Joseph Leroy "Roy" Coffman were married July 27, 1940, in Chester, Pa. He died Aug. 12, 1966.

Coffman was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Ladies Sodality, and had served on the church council and sang in the choir.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Blecher and Mary Ann Stout of Anna; a son, Michael Coffman of Mattoon, Ill.; a brother, Mike Chase of Makanda, Ill.; a sister, Susan Nasser of Joliet, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, a granddaughter, a great-grandson, a sister and three brothers.

Friends may call at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna from 5 to 8 p.m. today, with a rosary service to be held.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Church, with the Rev. Peter Hsu officiating. Burial will be in Anna City Cemetery.