Mary Louise Coffing
March 14, 1937 ‒ January 05, 2021
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Mary Louise Coffing peacefully went to be with Jesus on January 5th, 2021. She was born on March 14th, 1937 to the late Bernard and Monna (Porter) McMillan. We are confident that when she stood before God she did not have a single bit of talent left and could say she used everything He gave her.
Mary was a member of the General Grand Chapter order of the Eastern Star, Green Valley United Methodist Church, and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
She worked at Schlairets, before going on to obtain a nursing degree and was then employed by Ohio Eastern Star and later Dr. Blackburn’s office. Lastly, she worked at Foster’s Pharmacy before retiring.
She volunteered at The Knox County Agricultural Museum and was an active member within her church and the community.
She loved spending time in the kitchen baking and cooking, was an avid seamstress, and enjoyed a good game of euchre with family and friends. Nothing was more important to her than spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was one of the most selfless people alive, always putting others before herself.
She is survived by son; Jeff Spearman, two daughters; Teresa (Bob) Woosley and Doreen (Trent) Baldwin, step daughter; Pam Fry and step-sons; Wesley Coffing, Jeffery (Paula) Coffing, Barth (Robyn) Coffing, Greg (Yovet) Coffing, Barry (Sandy) Coffing. Additionally, sisters-in-law; Darlene (Jim) Overly, Barbra Spearman, and Barb Spearman, grandchildren; Curtis (Tara) Miller, Keely Snyder, Tyler Baldwin, Anne (Jordan) Purvis, Joshua Baldwin, Emma Fry, Evan (Erica) Fry, Joel (Melissa) Coffing, Travis Coffing, Bryce (Melissa) Coffing, Bryan (Mia) Coffing, Brett (Marie) Coffing, Zach (Elizabeth) Coffing, Stacia Coffing, Asa (Betsy) Ulrey, Ty Ulrey, Amy Ulrey, and many great-grand children, nieces, and nephews.
She was proceeded in death by her first husband James R. Spearman, second husband Arthur J. Coffing, brother, Rodney McMillan, sister, Neva (Richard) Moreland, brothers-in-law Jack Spearman, Don Spearman, Jerry (Carolyn) Spearman, and step-daughter Marilyn Ulrey.
She was loved by many, touched more lives than she will ever know, and will be missed dearly.
Words fail, emptiness fills
We stand in the in between
Letting go, but longing for more.
Deep sadness, too deep to express
Yet a peace that is only explainable by God.
You were a gift to many
Oh that we would live like you did.
Love like you.
Care like you
Be generous like you.
Persevere like you.
Give like you.
Serve like you.
Be gentle like you.
Listen like you.
Pray like you.
Be constant like you.
We saw the goodness of God in you.
You were so good to us
A blessing to so many.
You did it.
You made it.
You finished the race laid out for you.
We weep, but the heavens rejoice.
You are now whole, healed, radiant.
You have met your Maker.
You are no longer suffering.
We can rest, knowing you are at peace.
We will miss you here, our mother, grandma, friend, aunt, our sweet Mary.
The family will have a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Knox County Animal Shelter (285 Columbus Rd Mount Vernon, OH 43050) or The Winter Sanctuary (P.O. Box 421 Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050).
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