Dorothy Emily <I>Osborn</I> Coffey

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Dorothy Emily Osborn Coffey

  • Birth 9 Jan 1886 Soldier, Jackson County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 25 Oct 1967 Holton, Jackson County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Holton, Jackson County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 42172777

THE JACKSON COUNTY CLIPPER 2 NOV 1967
OBITUARY
Dorothy Emily Osborn Coffey, child of Ransom and Emily Osborn was born January 9, 1886 at Soldier, Ks. and passed from this life on October 25, 1967 at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 16 days.
She was a resident of Jackson county, Kansas all her life. Here she grew to young womanhood and became a successful business woman and community leader.
In 1903 she was united in marriage to Stephen Kirby. To this union were born two children; one son, Gerald and one daughter, Josephine. Her husband died in 1910.
In 1922 she was married to A. V. Dworkak. It was during this period that she achieved a prominent name in the business world of printing. This was achieved by publishing various weekly and monthly business and commercial magazines. One weekly magazine "The Philatelic Gossip Magazine" received international circulation. A. V. Dworkak passed away in 1932.
In 1939 she was married to James G. Coffey. Being a woman filled with love for people, she found it no burden to accept the responsibility for raising the two youngest sons of James Coffey, J. G. Jr. and Robert Dale Coffey.
The contributions of her life are many. Her influence will live on for years to come in Holton. She gave leadership and backing to help establish the Woman's Chamber of Commerce and the Golden Age Club. She was an active member of the Woman's Business Club. Dorothy was instrumental in helping to establish a County Wide Clothing Committee, affiliated with the Church World-Service Program, giving aid to the refugees and disaster victims. She was a faithful and devoted member of the First Christian church in Holton.
Dorothy Coffey retired from the publishing business in 1961. She is survived by her husband, James G. Coffey of the home, her two children; Gerald Kirby and wife Opal and Josephine Nostrum, both of Holton, also by one sister, Mrs. Marie Stehley of Phillipsburg, Ks. and a number of nieces and nephews. Also by her step children; Mrs. Thelma Mappes, Sunrise Beach, Mo., Ulysses M. Coffey, Leavenworth, Ks., Mrs. Florence Freeman, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Kathleen Roser of Leavenworth, Sgt. Major James G. Coffey, Jr., Washington D. C. and Robert Dale Coffey of Thatcher, Arizona, also by 6 step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the Mercer Funeral Home on October 27, 1967 at 2 p.m. Rev. Clarence Tucker officiated. Vocal music was furnished by Dr. Roy McGuire. He was accompanied by Mrs. Dean Stous.
Honorary pall bearers were: George Dunlap, Al Singer, V. E. Daniel, Warren Kimmi and I Winters Funck. Regular pall bearers were: Charles Starr, Harold Oden, James Bailey, Harvey Keim, Robert Shoff, and Dale McKinsey. Interment was in the Holton cemetery.


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  • Created by: Wayne L. Osborne
  • Added: 20 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42172777
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Emily Osborn Coffey (9 Jan 1886–25 Oct 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42172777, citing Holton Cemetery, Holton, Jackson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Wayne L. Osborne (contributor 46540493) .