Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, January 08, 2001
Anna Marie Coffin, 86, Shelbyville, died Jan. 5.
Born Nov. 17, 1914, in Pittsboro, d/o Frank A. and Anne (Hegarty) Zerr. She married Frank A. Coffin on June 14, 1938, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1974.
Survivors include two sons, Richard N. Coffin, Batesville, and John M. Coffin, Shelbyville; two daughters, Mrs. Allen (Patricia) A. Hearn, Greer, S.C., and Mary Elaine Eads, Shelbyville; one sister, Barbara Milem, Port Edward, Wis.; and six grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.
Formerly lived in Kokomo and Canada but spent most of her life in Shelbyville.
1932 graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School; and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Anne’s Alter Society, Daughters of Isabella and the Villagers. Meals on Wheels.
St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul Landwerlin officiating.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, January 08, 2001
George E. Mann, 61, Greenfield, former Shelbyville resident, died Jan. 6.
Born Feb. 8, 1939, in Indianapolis, s/o  Donald  and  Florence (Rubish) Mann.  Married  Mary M. Ziese on June 28, 1958, and she survives.
Other survivors include six sons:  Bill Mann, Brownsburg,  Joe Mann, Speedway,  Mike Mann, Monck’s Corner, S.C.,  George Mann, Fountaintown,  Frank Mann, Greenfield, and  Kevin Mann, Trafalgar; three brothers:  Don Mann, Indianapolis,  Tom Mann, North Vernon, and  Dennis Mann, Greenfield; one sister,  Carol Hooker, Indianapolis; his stepmother,  Geneva Mann, Indianapolis; three stepsisters:  Pat Kimberlin  and  Janice Flora, both of Indianapolis, and  Sharon McCully, California; and 11 grandchildren.
Graduated from Warren Central High School and Ivy Tech State College as a tool and die engineer.
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a machine repairman for Navistar, Indianapolis, for 25 years, retiring in 1992.
Erlewein Mortuary, Greenfield, with the Rev. Mark Clark officiating. br>Burial Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, October 7, 1967
Page 4 column 2
Mrs. Coffin Dies At 90
Rites Monday For Shelbyville Woman
Mrs. Grace W. Coffin, 90, longtime local resident,died at the Heritage House Convalescent Center today.
Burial Odd Fellows Cemetery at Alexandria.
Resided in Shelbyville for most of the past 3 years and was a member of the Christian Church.
Born in Worthington June 8, 1877, d/o  George and Mary (Browning) Whetstone.  Married  Arthur A. Coffin on Dec. 28, 1898, and he died on Feb. 28, 1930.
Surviving are two sons,  George Coffin of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and  Frank Coffin of Shelbyville, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Rushville  Republican
Rushville, Rush County, Indiana
Tuesday, August 18, 1903
SUMNER Community Column:
                    Mrs. Melvina Coffin, of Franklin, was buried at the Friends' church, Friday morning.  She leaves two sons and two daughters, Cyrus and Edwin Coffin, and  Mrs. J. W. Northam  and  Mrs. Albert McMichael.
Contributed by Karen Pruett
Notes:  Melvina Trees  was born December 28, 1832, in Indiana.  She died August 1903, in Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana.  She married  Milton Coffin  July 13, 1860, in Shelby County, Indiana..

The  Hancock  Democrat
Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana
Thursday, July 20, 1899
          Elihu Coffin, aged 82 years, at his late home near Westland, at 11 o'clock a.m. Friday, July 14, of peritonitis.  Services conducted by Rev. J. O. Binford at Western Grove church Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  Interment at Westland cemetery. Eshelman & Newsom, Funeral Directors.
Contributed by Karen Pruett
Note:  Elihu was born February 24, 1817, s/o  Moses and Phebe Ann Leonard Coffin, in North Carolina.  He married  Nancy Jessup February 21, 1838, in Rush County, Indiana.

The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, December 29, 1893
Volume XXXIV, Number 25
Page 1 column 4
          Leven Coffin,  aged about seventy years, died at his home near Shelbyville, of kidney trouble on Monday.  He had been seriously ill only for a few days.  His funeral occurred Wednesday; the services were conducted by Rev. S. W. McNaughton of this city.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

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