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Obituary ~ Mary E. (Ellis) Coffin
January 02, 1840 ~ June 24, 1900

Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
June 28, 1900

MARY E. COFFIN was born at Joanis Berrow, Tenn., January 2, 1840, and died at her home, south of Leon, on June 24, 1900, aged 60 years, 5 months and 22 days. She was married to JAS. S. COFFIN in 1859. Eight children were born to them of which seven survive her.

She became a member of the Christian Church in childhood. A husband, children, and community mourn her decease.

[Interment was made at Leon Cemetery.]

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Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
July 5, 2001

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Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, July 5, 1900

MRS. MARY E. COFFIN, eldest daughter of W.W. ELLIS and wife, was born in Jonesboro, Tennessee, January 3, 1840. She moved with her parents to Leon in 1854. She was married to JAMES M. COFFIN in 1859, and all of her married life was spent in Leon. She was the mother of eight children, seven of whom survive her, and all were present at her funeral except CYRUS S., who was in Walla Walla, Washington, and unable to reach home in time. MRS. COFFIN was a lover of home and family. She was a loving wife, an affectionate mother, a good neighbor, a faithful friend. She was also a large hearted Christian woman, a member of the Christian Church from childhood. There is sadness in the hearts of her relatives and friends, but they mourn not as those who have no hope, for they know that after life's battle, she rests in peace in the care of a merciful and loving God.

Copied by Cordelia Suzann
"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
January 4, 2003