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Agnes W. Coffin

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Agnes W. Coffin

AGE: 87 • Millsboro

Mrs. Agnes W. Coffin of Millsboro, DE passed away peacefully at home in the presence of her family on Thursday, August 27, 2015. She was 87 years old.

Agnes was born on March 5, 1928 in Salisbury, MD to the late Earl I. and Lola M. Wooten Whaley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Howard O. Coffin Sr., who passed on March 24, 2015, as well her two sisters and brother.

A licensed practical nurse, she retired from Beebe Medical Center where she held numerous positions, including as an echo cardiogram technician for Dr. Gohel, before retiring. She graduated from John M. Clayton High School in 1945 where she was the salutatorian of her class. Agnes was a member of the Dagsboro Church of God. She enjoyed gardening, reading, watching hummingbirds from her back porch, spending time with her family and lunch dates with her friends, the Chatterbox Club.

She is survived by three children, Susan C. Collins and her husband Gene of Dagsboro, DE; Ronald M. Coffin and his wife Donna of Lewes, DE; Nora J. Murray and her husband Jay of Selbyville, DE; a daughter-in-law, Shirley H. Coffin of Millville, DE, along with nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

A funeral service and celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE 19966. A viewing will be held immediately before the service, beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Millsboro Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Mrs. Coffin's memory to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

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Published in The News Journal on Aug. 30, 2015
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