Kingman, Ind. - John M. Coffing, 92, of rural Kingman passed away at 2:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, June 1, 2019 at his residence.
John was born August 24, 1926 the son of the late John Dayton and Hope Elizabeth (Cook) Coffing.
He married Shirley K. Beckelhymer on December 9, 1966 in Kingman, Indiana. She survives.
Other survivors include his children: Penny (Steve) Edwards; Nancy Coffing; Marita Hile; Tony (Donna) Coleman and Kim High; fifteen grandchildren: John Edwards; Andy Edwards; J.P. Hall; Samantha Hile; John Hile; Christina Duff; Erica Burke; Travis Coleman; Ava Coleman; David Rice; Kory High; Kortney High; Ramona Gill; Shane Osborn and Lenora Whittington; twenty one great grandchildren: Jack Edwards; Ben Edwards, Ethan Edwards, Nolan Edwards, Kash High; Klaire Parker; Scarlett Parker; Emilee Rice; Malichi Whittington; Reese Barna; Iris Gill; Eli Gill; Cassandra Hile; Rayven Rodriguez; Caden Rodriguez; Daceian Hile; Kole Hile; Kaleb Hile; Heston Duff; Jaxon Dye and Kolin Knight; brother: Robert W. Coffing and several nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by 2 daughters: Carolyn Jo Coffing and Suzy Osborne; two sons: John Coffing and Stephen Coleman; grandson: Jerry Hall; three sisters: Maxine Abernathy; Lois Cecil and Doris Hensley and brother: Joe Coffing.
John was one of the brothers that owned and operated Coffing Brothers Orchard. He was a member of the West Liberty Church of Christ. John enjoyed traveling, history, airplanes, raising roses, watching the Indianapolis Colts, eating one apple everyday, nature, loved all animals especially dogs and watching cars go past his house. He loved his children and all of his grandchildren. John was very compassionate and concerned about everyone. He was very supportive of his family. John and his wife, Shirley had a very special relationship. He will be deeply missed.
Memorial services: Noon EDT Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at West Liberty Church of Christ; Officiating: Kurt Flora; Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 until time of services at the church. Contributions may be made to the West Liberty Church of Christ, 2806 West State Road 32, Covington, Indiana 47932. DeVerter Funeral Home in Cayuga, Indiana is assisting the family with arrangements.