Mrs. Sarah A. Bachman, mother, grandmother and sister, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 22.|
Sarah was 85 years old and passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Her parents were the late Samuel and Elizabeth (Kuntzman) Silliman.In 1953, she married Norman Coffin of Walnutport. While married to Norman, she worked outside the home in local sewing factories.
- She grew up in a family of 15 brothers and sisters on a family farm in Aquashicola.
Sarah and Norman were married until 1967, when Norman was taken from this life by a car accident.
In 1971, Sarah married Nathan R. Bachman of Slatedale and returned to the farming life she enjoyed as a young girl. She was married to Nathan until 1988, when he passed away at home.
After Nathan's passing, she continued minor farming activities, also helping other farmers, and became the cleaning lady of the Slatedale Lutheran Church.
In October, 2005, she left the farm and moved into the George Dilliard Manor high-rise apartments, Slatington, and enjoyed the rest of her years sharing many laughs and fun times with her high-rise family.
Surviving are two sons, Jeffrey N. Coffin, and his wife, Linda, and Timothy S. Coffin, both of Slatington; a daughter, Marie E. Bachman, and her partner, Deborah J. O'Brien, and grandson Brody, of Northampton; grandchildren, Dr. Jennifer M. Dodd, and her husband, Joshua, of Coopersburg, and great-grandaughter Abigail; Julie L. Solt, and her husband, Todd, of Lehighton, and great grandchildren, Dylan, Aiden and Connor; a sister, Mary Stroup of Palmerton; a brother, Charles Silliman, and his wife, Florence, of Aquashicola; and many nieces and nephews.
Service: Funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, Good Shepherd UCC Church, Slatington. Interment, Union Cemetery, Slatington. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, and noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, both in the church. Arrangements by Harding Funeral Home, Slatington. Contributions in her name may be made to Meals on Wheels of Lehigh Co., 4234 Dorney Park Rd., Allentown, Pa. 18104, or the Good Shepherd UCC Church, 3940 Mountain Rd., Slatington, Pa. 18080.