Carrie Ellen Coffman

Carrie Ellen Coffman, daughter of the late John Alexander and Angeline (Carder) Long, was born on November 19, 1915 in Dawson, Missouri, and departed this life on August 1, 2012 in Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool, Missouri. She was 96 years, eight months and 13 days of age.

Carrie grew up and attended school in Wright County, Missouri, and was united in marriage to Rass William Coffman on November 25, 1930. Mr. Coffman passed away on December 12, 1991.

They raised their family of twelve children on a farm in the Morning Sun area. All twelve children attended Morning Sun School until the eighth grade, before its closing. All the children went on to graduate from Mtn. Grove High School.

Carrie had lived on the family farm for eighty-one years. She retired from Brown Shoe Company in Mtn. Grove, Missouri in 1977.

She enjoyed going to the senior citizen center where she played cards, dominos, pool, and bingo with her many friends. She liked to fish and dance. She also enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s ballgames for many years. She was known as an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

Carrie was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and friend. Throughout her life, she always put her children and grandchildren before herself.

She was saved and baptized at an early age. As long as her health permitted, she attended Friendship
Church at Dawson.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by five sons, Gean Coffman, Faris Coffman, Francis Coffman, Darold Coffman and Harold Coffman; one daughter, Ruby Coffman; one brother, John A. Long; one sister, Elizabeth Broyles; and four grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Dean Coffman and wife Sandy of Mtn. Grove, Missouri, and Larry “Buck” Coffman and wife Sharon of Hartville, Missouri; five daughters, Mable Tetrick of Mtn. Grove, Dottie Perryman of Raymondville, Missouri, Donna Carlson and husband Sam of Mtn. Grove, Patsy Hamilton of Mtn. Grove, and Darlene Bradshaw and husband Glen of Norwood, Missouri; 23 grandchildren; 53 greatgrandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Carrie will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her. The legacy of her life will lead her family forward and her memories will last a lifetime.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. John Williams officiating. Sara Swisloski sang “Precious Memories” and “Amazing Grace.” Pallbearers were Ronnie Wade, Jr., Justin Bradshaw, Carl Coffman, Jason Carroll, Kyler Hyde, and Carl Beasley. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.

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