Frances Kay Coffman, 71, Melvern: Jan. 11, 1947 – Nov. 3, 2018

MELVERN, Kan. – Frances Kay Coffman, 71, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. She was born on Jan. 11, 1947, on a farm near the Alpine community, the daughter of John Wardie and Pearl Edna (Burnett) Davis.

Frances’ family moved to Topeka, where she graduated from Topeka High School in 1965. She worked for Palmer News for several years, and after moving to Melvern, Kan., in 1997, she worked at the Mayes House, in Melvern.

On March 24, 1972, Frances was married to Carl Coffman, in Lyndon, Kan.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, on April 22, 2012; and by her parents and her sisters and brother.

Frances is survived by two stepsons, Kenneth Coffman and David Coffman; her niece, Neva Thurston Smith; four nephews, Brian Allison, Kenneth Allison, Wardie Davis and Larry Thurston; great nieces and nephews; and her dog Daisy.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until service time. Inurnment will be in the Lyndon Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Feltner Funeral Home, to purchase a cement bench for the cemetery. Online condolences may be left at as well as memories and thoughts of Frances to make a book of memories for the family.

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