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Willard Shelton Coffin

Death 2 Dec 2005 (aged 87)
Burial Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 106542602 · View Source
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Coffin Willard S. 5 Sep 1918 2 Dec 2005
This is my uncle's obit from the McCook Newspaper Sept. 5, 1918--Dec. 2, 2005

ATWOOD -- Willard Shelton Coffin, 87, died Friday (Dec. 2, 2005). He was born Sept. 5, 1918, to Jesse Sherman and Chloe Merle (Barret) Coffin in Moravia, Iowa.

He received a bachelor's degree in business and accounting from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a master's degree in business administration from Wayne State University. He served in World War II in the Pacific Theater.

On Janurary 21, 1941 he married Dorothy Mae the daughter of Virgil Everett Stitt and step mother Anna Rachel Butcher Stitt at Jackson Co., Mo.Her mother, Ada Hill Stitt, is deceased. Willard and Dorothy had one son, Mark Edwin Coffin.

He married Sylvia June Shannon, of Atwood, in 1949. They moved to Lincoln Park, Mich., where he worked for the Ford Motor Company as an accountant. He later worked as an executive in Corporate Systems Design with the Chrysler Corporation in Mount Clemens, Mich., taught at the University of Detroit and was the accountant for the Clintondale school system in Mount Clemens. The couple later split their time between Atwood and Mesa, Ariz. He was a member of the Jayhawk Theater and administrator for the Rawlins County Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Barrett Franklin Coffin(03 Feb 2000), Orman Merlin Coffin (1973)
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; son, Mark of Clarksville, Md.; brothers, Robert of Illinois and Neil of Missouri; one grandson; one granddaughter; three great-grandsons; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Services were today at Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Christine Edwards officiating. Private interment and graveside services were at the Atwood Fairview Cemetery. Memorials are being accepted in his name. Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.
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