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Cleveland Cleophus "Ophy" Coffey
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Birth: 1874
Death: 1958

What an amazing gathering!

Humeston New Era
Feb 3, 1915


Last Friday there was a family gathering at John Williams. Their daughter Mrs. McCloud and two children of Hampton, Kansas, were visiting her parents and two sisters at Lineville, Mrs. O. E. Bay and Mrs. J. L. Bay, and two brothers, Alfee and Samuel Williams, of Leroy and Mrs. R. A. Smith of Humeston. As Mrs. McCloud was going to leave for her home Saturday, several of her relatives gathered Friday to wish her good luck on her journey. Those present were: Ophy Coffey and family, Cress Coffey and family, Newt Coffey and family, Mrs. Malcena S Coffey and son Dick, Benjamin C. Coffey , wife and son John, Mrs. P. A. Robinson and son Herman, , and Alfee Williams and wife. Later in the evening James Abel and wife, Ira Porter and wife, and Ed Williams spent the evening with her. This is the first time Mrs. McCloud has visited Iowa for over ten years. On Saturday she started on her journey home and Alva Williams and wife accompanied her as far as Lineville where they will visit for a few days.

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Corydon Times Republican
Thursday, Feb. 18, 1958

Cleveland Cleophus ‘Ophy' Coffey

Cleveland Cleophus Coffey, son of Benjamin and Lucy Barbre Coffey, was born in Hymera, Indiana on January 7, 1874 and departed this life at the Wayne County hospital on February 3, 1958 at the age of 84 years and 27 days.
When he was eleven years old, his parents moved to Illinois and later, when he was sixteen, the family came to Wayne county where ‘Ophy' as he was known to his friends, spent the remainder of his life.
He gave his life to Christ at an early age, uniting with the Unity Baptist church and later moved his membership to Cambria and then to Humeston First Baptist church where he remained a faithful member until his savior called him home.
On February 3, 1896 he united in marriage to Stella Mae Inman at Macomb Ill. To this union five daughters and four sons were born. He was preceded in death by his wife, two sons, James and Pearl, two great grandsons and one great, great at granddaughter.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Hazel Colelough and Mrs. Mae Condit both of Denver Co., Mrs. Lou Dene Parker of Clinton Wisc., Mrs. Isabel Kirchner of Cambria and Mrs. Delores Hart of Corydon, two sons, Marvin of Creston and Harry of Humeston, 23 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, one great, great grandchild and one brother, John of Moore Ok.
Funeral services were conducted at the Humeston Baptist church Thursday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. B.E. Nielsen officiating. Music was furnished by Mrs. Emogene Kinnear, Helen Richard, Dick and Charles Humeston Jr., with Mrs. Alfred Dent at the piano. His two granddaughters, Janice Kirchner and Benitah K. Coffey served as flower girls. Pallbearers were Marvin Coffey, Gene Musgrave, Gerald Musgrave, Jay Coffey, Arnold Coffey and Curtis Tuttle, which were one son and five grandsons. Interment was in the Green Bay cemetery southwest of Humeston.


Death notice

Funeral Services will be Thrursday for Ophy Coffey

Ophy Coffey, 84, of Humeston suffered a heart attack at his home in Humeston Saturday and was taken to the Wayne County hospital where he passed away Monday afternoon.
Most of his life was spend in Wayne County.
He is survived by two sons, Harry of Humeston and Marvin of Creston and five daughers, Delores Hart of Corydon, Hazel Colelough and Mae Condit both of Denver Colo., Lou Dene Parker of Wisc., and Isabell Kirchner of Cambria.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Jim and Pearl and his wife who died ten years ago.
Funeral Services will be held today, Thurday at 2:00 pm at the Baptist Church in Humeston with burial in the Green Bay cemetery.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Coe Coffey (1846 - 1927)
  Lucy Barbre Coffey (1846 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  Stella May Inman Coffey (1878 - 1948)
 
 Children:
  James Benjamin Coffey (1897 - 1949)*
  Hazel Naomi Coffey Musgrave Colelough (1899 - 1958)*
  Pearl Clifton Coffey (1901 - 1901)*
  Harry Cleophus Coffey (1902 - 1988)*
  L May Coffey Condit (1904 - 1994)*
  Anna Isabel Coffey Kirchner (1907 - 1975)*
  Lou Dene L Coffey Parker (1909 - 2002)*
  Bernese Delores Coffey Hart (1915 - 2005)*
  Marvin Wayne Coffey (1918 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Infant Coffey (1832 - ____)*
  Emery Ellis Coffey (1872 - 1948)*
  Cleveland Cleophus Coffey (1874 - 1958)
  Lena L Coffey Robinson (1877 - 1928)*
  John Coffey (1891 - 1962)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Green Bay Cemetery
Humeston
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Row 12-1
 
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Record added: Sep 16, 2010
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