Donald Coffman

1946 - 2020

Obituaries

November 9, 2020 - 9:23 AM

Donald Ray Coffman passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.

Memorial services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Yates Center United Methodist Church.

The family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Campbell Funeral Home in Yates Center.

Monday’s obituary did not include dates for visitation and services.

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Donald Ray Coffman lost his battle with heart disease and cancer on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.

He was born in Stella, Mo., on Oct. 14, 1946. His parents were Annabell Marie (Kitts) Coffman and Charles Eugene (Gene) Coffman.

Don attended Neosho High School where he graduated in 1964. He then attended Crowder College. He loved the outdoors and excelled at many sports.  His favorites were fishing, bowling, softball and especially golf.

In 1967 he met his future wife, Marsha Sue McGinty, the day before he left for National Guard Boot Camp. They were married the next year on Jan. 20, 1968.  They celebrated 52 years together.

Don and Marsha had two sons, Chris and Steve.  One of Don’s great joys was coaching and teaching them in various baseball and basketball leagues.

For close to 30 years, Don was a car salesman at Ranz Motor Company in Chanute. He was known as an “unpushy” salesman and took great care of his clients and their vehicles.

Since moving to Yates Center in 1973, Don has enjoyed his community and made many friends. For 40 years, he has enjoyed spending time with his golfing and poker buddies.

Those who will always love and remember Don are: his wife Marsha, son Christopher Hale Coffman and his three children, Layla, Ethan, and Kai; his son Stephen Charles Coffman and his two children, Reece and Autumn; his sister Roanna Eads and husband Chris; his cousin (who is like his sister), Sandra Winchester; and his sister-in-law, Sharon Whitworth; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.

Memorial services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, at  Yates Center United Methodist Church.

The family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Campbell Funeral Home in Yates Center.

The family requests memorials to “Friends for Life” which may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home, P.O. Box 188, Yates Center, KS 66783.

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