The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


November 28, 2012

Annabell M. Coffman


Annabell M. Coffman, 83, Seneca, Mo., formerly of Neosho, died Nov. 18, 2012, at Seneca House, following a lengthy illness.

Annabell was born June 5, 1929, in Stella, Mo., the daughter of Wm Herbert and Cora (Sappington) Kitts. She was a lifelong area resident and had worked as a floral designer for Graham's Floral; Neosho Floral and Flower Box Floral.

Annabell married Charles Coffman on Aug. 29, 1948, at Bentonville, Ark. He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2010.

She is survived by two children, Don Coffman and wife, Marsha, Yates, Kan., and Roanna Eads and husband, Chris, Neosho; a beloved niece, Sandra Winchester, Broken Arrow, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Tracy Reed, Moab, Utah, Shannon Brodie, Neosho, Chris Coffman, Kansas City, Kan., Steve Coffman, Fayetteville, Ark., Pam Winchester, Iowa, Lisa VanBrunt, Kansas City, and Carrie Evans, Broken Arrow; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Cleo Bryan, Atlanta, Ga.

The body has been taken for cremation and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Dr. Jerry Seigel will officiate.

Contributions in memory of Annabell may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation in care of Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.

Services under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

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