Marvin E. Coffman

September 4, 2016

Marvin E. Coffman 93, of Frankfort, Ind., died at 9:49 p.m. September 4, 2016 at Wesley Manor Health and Retirement Community. Born September 13, 1922 at Hillisburg, Ind., to Linden Arthur & Edith Mae (Biddle) Coffman.  He married Dorothy D. Robertson on October 2, 1943 in Advance, Ind., and she preceded him in death on November 5, 1996.  Mr. Coffman attended Frankfort Schools and was a lifelong Clinton County resident. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Mr. Coffman was a meter reader, working for the City Light & Power for 29 years, retiring in October 1, 1987.  He was a member of the Woodside Christian Church.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 9:30 - 11 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Michael J. Duff will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Woodside Christian Church

Survived by:

1 Son: Linden (Susan) Coffman of Indianapolis, IN, 2 Daughters: Aldene (Michael) Payne of Lafayette, IN, Marsha Payne of Northville, MI, 1 Brother: Max Coffman of Mulberry, IN, 5 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Coffman on April 21, 2016 and two brothers, Glenn Coffman and Keith Coffman.


Leave your Condolences

10 Condolences for “Marvin E. Coffman”

  1. Kathy Johnson September 7, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Dear Lin, Marsha, & Aldene,
    Your Dad was the sweetest person. He always had a big smile and a big bear hug for me whenever I would see him. I am sure that your Dad is having a good time in heaven catching up with everyone he knows. Prays to you all.
    Kathy Pitman Johnson

  2. Jenny Harris September 7, 2016 at 10:42 am

    For Marvin’s family,

    I worked with Marvin at the utility office for his last 8 years before he retired. Marvin was always so kind and sweet, he was low-key and humble. I always enjoyed working with him, I missed him after he retired. Occasionally, I would see him around town and he would always stop and talk and ask how I was doing. I remember one time I had a question for Marvin about an electric reading (I was a biller) I walked up front, looked around and ask “has Marvin already went back to the plant?” Someone said, “no he is right there” and pointed to Marvin sitting at a desk with his hat off…… I had NEVER seen Marvin without his hat and did not recognize him without a hat on. Never knew until that moment that he had a head full of white hair…..the office girls and Marvin all got a chuckle out of that. You will miss your Dad/Grandfather. Marvin was a nice guy, I am thankful our paths crossed in life. May God grant you peace. Sincerely. Jeremiah 29:11

  3. Lou Ann Denison September 7, 2016 at 11:32 am

    To Linden, Marsha & Aldene,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad. He was such a nice man and it was always a joy to chat with him. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Betty September 7, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    My heart grieves with yours. I always visited him on my trips home. I love him dearly. Glad he’s in heaven now. No more suffering.
    Being left behind is sooooo painful

  5. Brian Wells September 7, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Marvin always made me smile in church. A good man! He will be missed.

  6. Steve Ward September 7, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    So sorry, Lin. I have heard many good stories about your father for several years. He sounds like he was an awesome guy. God bless, you are all in my prayers.

  7. Erica Baber September 8, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I used to work on 1st floor at the Manor and Marvin was such a nice man. I would come to the dining room to refill my soda and never did I come through there without him saying hello and I always would stop and talk to him. He was such a pleasant and caring man. I truly am grateful to have met and cared for him. May God comfort you all at this time.

  8. Phil & Connie Bond September 10, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Although Phil and I cannot be there with family this weekend, know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Marvin was a jewel to so many people . We will miss our visits and his stories, and his hugs and smiles. We will miss the times we were able to share communion with him. He was a wonderful uncle. I so enjoyed the video the family put together. What wonderful memories. God’s love to all. See you next Sunday. Love Connie and Phil

  9. Rob and Christine September 10, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Lin and Sue, and the rest if the family,

    For 2.5 decades Christine and I have heard the great stories about “Dad” from Lin. We are thankful for Marvin’s life so well lived, and his love for the Lord. We wish you all great peace at this time, especially as we look forward to being with him again due to his faith and ours!

    Love, Rob, Christine, Robbie, and Evan

  10. Jeanine Crum Garrison September 12, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Coffman Family,

    I last saw Mr. Coffman a few weeks ago at Wesley Manor sitting across the supper table from my dad Wayne Crum. He informed me that his folks once lived at Beard. I told him that I remembered them and that I now live just across the corner from their old house at Beard where my folks once lived. So sorry for your loss.

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