May Coffman, 90, of Millville, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at her son’s home in Independence, surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Coffman was born on March 14, 1917 in Millville to Thomas R. and Ollie (Branstetter) Snider. She married Carl “Lynn” Coffman of Millville on March 20, 1940. May was a graduate of Millville High School. She had worked at Lake City Arsenal and at the Johnson’s Wee Village Market in Millville before her 20 plus years as bookkeeper for J. C. Penney’s until retirement. She was a faithful member of the Millville United Methodist Church and had served in many capacities over the years. She enjoyed quilting and was a life-long Millville resident.
Survivors include: son and daughter in-law, Robert M. and Lana J. Coffman of Independence; granddaughter and grandson in-law, Carrie Elizabeth and Mike Onka of Bates City; great grandsons, Mikey and Brendon Onka; step granddaughters and their husbands, Pam and Chat Willey and Jen and Chris Brown of Grain Valley; step great grandchildren, Jakob and Ethan Brown and Cate Willey.
Her husband preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1990. Additionally, her parents, brother, Robert E. Snider, sister Lillian Creswell, and daughter in-law, Ellyn Coffman, preceded her in death.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Millville United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the Millville United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the New Hope Cemetery, north of Hardin.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman’s Funeral Home in Richmond.