Archive for Tuesday, January 20, 1998


January 20, 1998


Services for Leatha Leora Coffman, 77, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Coffman died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

She was born July 8, 1920, in Cuba, Kan., the daughter of Webster Wadkins and Bertha Mae Forrester. She worked for Stokley Van-Camp for 30 years before retiring in 1982.

She married John Samuel Coffman on Nov. 25, 1939, in Oskaloosa. He died March 23, 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Coffman, Lawrence, and John Roger Coffman, Hastings, Neb.; a daughter, Karen Davis, Overland Park; two sisters, Ethel Ousdahl and Edith Coffman, both of Lawrence; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Assn., which may be sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Ind., Lawrence 66044.

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