Lela May Coffey, 93, of Rochester, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 12:40 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born May 16, 1920 in Greenfield, IL. The Daughter of Ora Elmer and Daisy (Bridget) Dawson. She married Gilbert Coffey on October 7, 1943 in Champaign, IL and he later preceded her in death on September 16, 1983. She retired from Pillsbury Mills and Capital City Baptist Associational Clerk. She was also a Charter Member of Taylorville Southern Baptist Church.
She is survived by her Daughter: June Coffey of Rochester, IL; Sisters: Doris Spoon of Carlinville, IL; Betty Qualls of Springfield, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 3 Brothers Willard, Warren and Hubert Dawson, Son-in-Law: Christian VanDerHaven.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Dr. Delbert Penrod officiating assisted by Pastor Jim Augenstein. Burial will be in Charity Cemetery in Carlinville. Visitation will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
Memorials may be made to Taylorville Southern Baptist Church 1121 N. Webster St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or St. Johns Hospice 800 E. Carpenter St. Springfield, IL 62769
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
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