Wanneitta M. Coffman

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  • "Rest well Aunt. You will always be in our hearts."
    - Patricia Eckert
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    - Mark Torrey
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    - Renee Clark
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    - Coffey's
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Wanneitta M. Coffman Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Wanneitta M. Coffman of Tucson, AZ, age 91, passed away Wednesday January 18, 2012 following a lingering illness. Wanneitta was born March 14, 1920 on a farm near Richland, Iowa to James William and Beulah Bond Fitch. She grew up in the Richland community, and graduated from Richland High School with her husband, Harold S. Coffman. They married on October 16, 1938 and stayed married for 73 wonderful years. They moved to Tucson in October, 1943 where she was a telephone operator. In 1948, she graduated from the Chenault School of Cosmetology. Later she became the head cashier for a local grocery market. In the summer of 1957, she followed her husband to San Francisco where he was attending dental school. She used her cosmetology knowledge to put him through school. She was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church and was very active in the Altar Guild where she served in all offices and was President. She served on the Memorial Reception Committee for years. She made a lovely kneeler cushion for weddings at the church. She loved creating crafts, and especially loved oil and sand painting. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include her husband, Harold; daughter, Jocelyn K. Clark; son-in-law, Donald E. Clark; granddaughter, Renee Clark and her partner, Patrick Jordan, as well as three nieces, Connie Selden, Carol Manning and Pat Eckert. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Wava Derby and granddaughter, Debra Clark. Wanneitta's beautiful and gentle soul will be missed by her family and friends. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Bayada, as well as the staff of TMC Hospice for their touching care and loving help. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. at St. Alban's Episcopal Church on the west side of Sabino Canyon Road between River Road and Kolb Road on Friday, January 27, 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the St. Alban's Development and Building Fund, 3738 Old Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson, AZ 85750. Arrangements by HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Jan. 24, 2012