Thomas Clarence Coffman

Thomas Clarence Coffman

Birth
Buford, Highland County, Ohio, USA
Death 13 Feb 1938 (aged 73)
Barry, Pike County, Illinois, USA
Burial Barry, Pike County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 25012876 · View Source
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Thomas Clarence Coffman, the son of Lewis and Mary Florence Coffman, grew to young manhood at Buford, Ohio and taught school there for several years. In 1880 he went to Council Bluffs, Iowa to work for a relatives' buggy factory. He was married to Clara M. Moon at Buford. They moved to Joplin, Missouri where their two daughters were born. Their son was born in Barry where Mr.Coffman spent almost 40 years supervising orchards owned by the late John C. Moon and himself. He acquired an enviable record for honesty and fair dealing and was well known to horticulturists and fruit buyers in the Illinois and Missouri territory.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock in the family home on East Pratt with Rev. Russell T. Booker, pastor of the Christian Church in Pittsfield, officiating. Burial was made in Park Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Coffman had been a member of the First Christian Church in Barry for many years.

Surviving besides his widow, two daughters, Roberta Strubinger and Gladys Knight and son Clarence Coffman are three grandchildren, Clara May Strubinger, Keith C. Knight and Corinne Knight, one brother, O. O. Coffman of Cincinnati, Ohio, and two nephews, Harry Lyons of Engle Rock, Iowa and Arthur Lyons of Omaha, Nebraska, sons of a deceased sister, Mrs. Orissa Lyons.


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  • Created by: Corinne Knight Palko
  • Added: 3 Mar 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 25012876
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Clarence Coffman (2 Aug 1864–13 Feb 1938), Find a Grave Memorial no. 25012876, citing Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry, Pike County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Corinne Knight Palko (contributor 46965420) .