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Stella May Inman Coffey
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1878
Randolph County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1948
Wayne County
Iowa, USA

The Corydon Times-Republican contained the following obituary:

Mrs. Ophy Coffey, 70 is Taken by Death

Mrs. Ophy Coffey, 70, died at her home in south Humeston early Tuesday morning after a few days illness.
She is survived by her husband and eight children, Harry of Humeston, J. B. and Marvin of Corydon, Mrs. Hazel Musgrave and Miss Mae Coffey both of Denver, Colo., Mrs., Isabel Kirchner and Mrs. Delores Hart of Cambria and Mrs. Loudene Parker of Owatonna, Minn.

Funeral services weill be held from the Baptist church at Humeston, at 1 o'clock this afternoon (Thursday), Rev. P. H. Blunt has charge of the services.


Funeral services for Mrs. Ophey Coffey, who died at her home in Humeston, Tuesday morning, Oct. 26, 1948, were held Thursday afternoon at the Baptist Church in Humeston with the rev. P. H. Blunt officiated.

Ray Evans, Willard Eaton, Charles Humeston, and Wayne Hutchinson, accompanied by Mrs. Albert Dent at the piano, sang "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and "Asleep in Jesus." A grandson, Roger Coffey, sang "The Lord's Prayer."
Pallbearers were sons and sons-in-law, James, Harry, and Marvin Coffey, Elliot Parker, Lorie Hart, and Edd Kirchner. Chassie Lee Elliott, Hilma West, Jean Parker, and Margaret Mae Kirchner, four granddaughters, acted as flower girls.Mrs. Coffey was laid to rest in the Green Bay Cemetery.

The following obituary was read at the services:
Stella Mae Inman, daughter of James and Mary Inman, was born at Randolph, Ill., Aug. 18, 1878, and died at her home in Humeston Oct. 26, at the age of 70 years, 2 months, and 6 days.

Her mother died when she was only 3 weeks old. When 8 years of age she came to Iowa to make her home with Mr. and Mrs. Aurilla Inman Rickert, living there as a daughter. The rest of her life was spent in the vicinity of Humeston and Cambria.

((Aurilla Naomi Inman was the daughter of Matthew Inman. Stella was the granddaughter of Matthew Inman's brother Jesse Inman. She would have been a cousin to Stella))

She gave her life to Christ when 12 years of age, uniting with the Maple Grove Church, later moving her membership to Unity, Cambria, and Humeston Baptist churches, where she still remained a member until her Savior called her home.

On Feb. 3, 1896, she was united in marriage to Ophy Coffey at Macomb, Ill. to this union were born nine children, five daughters and four sons: James and Marvin of Corydon, Hazel Musgrave and Mae Coffey of Denver, Colo., Lou Dene Parker and Harry Coffey of Owatonna, Minn., Dolores Hart and Isabel Kirchner of Cambria, one son, Pearl, dying in infancy.

Besides her beloved husband and children she leaves 22 grand children, 9 great grand children, one sister, Bess Larner, of Macomb, Ill., three brothers, Melvin of Clear Lake Hilands, Calif., Clarence of Washington, D. C., and Garnett of Macomb. Ill. Her mother and father, two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

She was a devoted wife and mother, always trying to make her family and friends happy and comfortable.
Family links: 
  James Leonard Inman (1849 - 1939)
  Mary Jane House Inman (1848 - 1878)
  Cleveland Cleophus Coffey (1874 - 1958)*
  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)*
  Stella May Inman Coffey (1878 - 1948)
  Bessie Ann Inman Larner (1884 - 1972)**
*Calculated relationship
Green Bay Cemetery
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
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Stella was born in Randolph, IL, not IA.
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014

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 Added: Sep. 17, 2011
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