JANIS L. 'COOL MAMA' COFFMAN, 75 ROCKFORD - Janis L. "Cool Mama" Coffman, 75, of Rockford passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at her home. Born Jan. 29, 1937, in Freeport to Eugene and Grace (Reed) Fouke. She was a graduate of West High School in Rockford. Janis enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, gardening, listening to music and playing the piano. She owned her own home daycare for many years and had a very special passion and love for caring for children. Survived by children, Darcy Neilsen, Derek (Lori) Coffman and Jay (Norma) Coffman; grandchildren, Sean "Bubs" Martinez, Taylor "Baby Cakes" Coffman and Jade "Chicky Birdie" Coffman; brothers, Jan Fouke and Gary Fouke; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Pat and Dick Fry, Jennie Salm and Sue Alfaro. Predeceased by her parents. The family would like to extend a special thanks to VNA Hospice. Service at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park; with the Rev. Joe Marek officiating. Interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the funeral home. Online condolences can be submitted to sunsetfhmemgardens.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2012