Saturday, May 12th, 2007
Harold M. "Bud" Coffman, 81, Lima, died at 6:28 p.m. May 10 at St. Rita's Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 22, 1925, in South Jennings Township, Van Wert County, to Orville W. and Gladys C. Marbaugh Coffman. On Aug. 3, 1947, he married Marjorie W. Lee, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Richard "Deck" (Kathy), Hoagland, Ind.; two daughters, Janie R. (Brice) McBride, Lima, and Connie L., Wapakoneta; a brother, Homer (Eva), Edgerton; three sisters, Mary Jane Putman, New Haven, Ind., Marilyn Emans, Mendon, and Martha (Max) Wood, Spencerville; four grandchildren; and three great grandsons.
Deceased are three brothers, Henry, Wilbert and Maurice Wright; and three sisters, Aileen Riley, Marie Savidge, and Lucille Goodwin.
He retired as a car mechanic and supervisor at Nickle Plate, N&W and Norfolk & Southern Railways in Ohio and Indiana. He was a sheep farmer. He served in the Navy in the South Pacific in World War II on LST Ship 1084. He was a former member of the Christie United Methodist Church, Spencerville, and a member of the First Baptist Church, Lima. He was a life member of the Harry J. Reynolds VFW Post 6772, Spencerville. He was a 1944 graduate of Spencerville High School. He attended trade school at Norfolk, Va., and Carnege Tech, Pittsburg.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Revs. Richard P. Cook and John Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow at Spencerville Cemetery with graveside military rites by the Veterans of Foreign War and American Legion posts of Spencerville.
Calling is 1-4 and 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, the Coronary Care or the Oncology Care units of Saint Rita's Medical Center.