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8/8/2013 1:11:00 PM
Lela May Coffey
May 16, 1920 - August 7, 2013
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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 and Betty Qualls of Springfield, IL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers Willard, Warren and Hubert Dawson and 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.

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Funeral services were held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL, with burial at Charity Cemetery in Carlinville, IL. Dr. Delbert Penrod and Pastor Jim Augenstein officated the service.

Casket bearers were Chris Heminghous, Terry Dawson, Clayton Buchanan, Dennis Hudson, Brian McKinney, Evan Peters and Granvil “Spud” Nation.

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