Farris Gerald Coffman

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May 1, 1933 - November 19, 2019
Born in Dongola, IL
Resided in Lake St. Louis, MO

  • Visitation: Baue Funeral & Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay, 63301
    • Sunday November 24, 2019 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Funeral Service: Baue Funeral & Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay, 63301
    • Sunday November 24, 2019 2:00pm

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Farris Gerald Coffman, of O’Fallon, MO, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the age of 86. Loving husband of 66 years to Verna Mae Coffman; devoted father of Vicki (William "Bill") Hiatt and Pamela (Kenneth) McLean; cherished grandfather of Nicole (Earl) Samson; treasured great-grandfather of Lily Samson and Autumn Samson.

Farris is also survived by his aunt Naomi Absher, who was like a second mom; his cousin, Terry Absher, who was like a brother; four half-siblings; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members. Farris was preceded in death by his grandmother, Virgie (Herman) Sowers, who raised him since he was a toddler; his biological parents, Olin Coffman and Oreine Simmerman; and one half-sister.

Farris proudly served his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed playing golf in his free time. Most of all, he was a wonderful family man. Farris cherished each moment spent with those he loved. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorials may be made in Farris's name to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Kathy Howard November 21, 2019 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    candle 6My prayers for your family . He was a good man and father. Always good to me , like another dad in my teens along with Verna . I’m sure he’s in heaven looking over all of you . Rip Mr Coffman . 🙏for Verna , Vicki, Pam and granddaughters for healing

    • Earl Samson November 22, 2019 at 4:54 am - Reply

      candle 6He will be missed greatly! A great guy and a family man, that smile of his and his easy going is what this world needs/needed.❤😭

  2. Pamela Calloway November 21, 2019 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    So very sorry for your loss! I know he will be dearly missed by all. Prayers for family and share you memories

  3. Rosie Russell November 21, 2019 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Verna, Vicki, Pam, and family, I’m thinking about you all.
    What a wonderful man he was.
    Prayers and love to you all.

  4. Linda Sadler November 22, 2019 at 10:47 am - Reply

    candle 1Sorry for your loss

  5. Donna and Paul Lundquist November 22, 2019 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    candle 1His Journey’s Just Begun
    Don’t think of him as gone away-
    His journey has just begun
    Life holds many facets
    The earth is only one
    Just think of him as resting
    From the sorrows and the tears
    In a place of warmth and comfort
    Where there are no days and years
    Think how he must be wishing
    That we could know today
    How nothing but sadness can really pass away
    And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched
    For nothing loved is ever lost-
    And he was loved so much.
    Love you Uncle Gerald

  6. Sharon K Covert, Henderson November 22, 2019 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    I really loved my Uncle Gerald. He was one of the good guys. He will really be an asset to heaven, He will missed.

  7. Alma Saale December 1, 2019 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    candle 7My sincerest sympathies to the Coffman family. I work at Metropolitan Neurology, and will remember Mr Coffman as a very kind man. I know he will be deeply missed by his entire family.

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