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Doris J. Coffman
April 18, 1936 ~ September 14, 2019 (age 83)
Obituary & Services
Doris J. Coffman, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and Christian, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, after a long illness. She was 83.
Doris, who lived in Marion, N.Y., was proud of her children and their accomplishments. She loved flowers, photography, candy, the beach, Christmas and spoiling her grandchildren with special trips to places such as Disney World and Niagara Falls.
Teaching was a passion and life-long calling for Doris. She was a positive influence on the lives of hundreds of children and families as a teacher in public elementary schools, nursery school and Sunday school, and as a literacy volunteer.
Doris was born April 18, 1936, in Ridley Park, Pa., as the only child of Imogene and J. Wesley C. Barnshaw. She was married on July 18, 1959, to the Rev. Fred B. Coffman. She was a graduate of Westminster College of New Wilmington, Pa., and Nazareth College of Rochester, N.Y.
Doris is survived by her husband Fred of Marion, N.Y.; daughter Karen of Pawcatuck, Conn.; son Steve (Jean) of Fort Worth, Texas; grandson Ben (Maria) of Salt Lake City, Utah; grandson Luke of Fort Worth, Texas; sister-in-law Edna House of Reading, Pa.; niece Pam Salton (Mark) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; niece Sharon House of Reading, Pa.; niece Jo-Ann Williamson (Ed) of Bensalem, Pa.; and Jo-Ann and Ed's children Paula Williamson of Annapolis, Md., and Neal Williamson of San Francisco, Calif.
Arrangements are being handled by Robert L. Yost Funeral Home of Palmyra, N.Y. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Western Presbyterian Church in Palmyra. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Western Presbyterian officiated by the Rev. Robin Lostetter. Burial will follow at Palmyra Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County, 12 Canal St., Lyons, N.Y., 14489.