Richard Lee Coffing of Crawfordsville passed away at 11 PM Tuesday at Franciscan St. Elizabeth in Crawfordsville. He was 94.
Mr. Coffing served in the U.S. Army during World War II, with action in the Battle of the Bulge, and including France, Germany and Belgium, inducted in March 1942 and honorably discharged in September 1945. He first worked at the Coca Cola Plant and then R. R. Donnelley, retiring from there after 32 years. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Crawfordsville.
Born August 6, 1918 in New Richmond, he was the son of Theodore Clinton Coffing and Lucy Anna Schultz Coffing. He attended Crawfordsville schools. He married Twylo F. Barton on August 9, 1945 in Crawfordsville. She passed away September 15, 1997.
Survivors include two sons, Richard (Jayne) Coffing and Royce Coffing, both of Crawfordsville a daughter, Shelda (Doyle) Pickett of Crawfordsville, three grandchildren, Kristin, Brett (Michelle) and Lezlie (Josh) as well as two great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Peyton.
In addition to his wife, Twylo Coffing, he was preceded in death by two infant daughters, two brothers, Frank and Carroll Coffing and five sisters, Anna Jean Hinshaw, Eva Davis, Beulah Houston, Geraldine Douglas and Lucille Stull.
Family and friends can pay their respects Saturday beginning at 10 AM at Burkhart Funeral Home. The service will begin at 11:30. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery South with military rites by the American Legion and VFW.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 213 West Wabash Avenue, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.