Leonard J. Coffey

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Leonard J. Coffey, 77, Nevada, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 10, 1928, in Leavenworth, Kan., to James L. Coffey and Celia Agnes Kaspar Coffey. He married Nancy Dee Thorpe on March 18, 1959, in Miami, Okla. She survives of the home.

Leonard was a graduate of Metz High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Rinehart Christian Church. He drove a truck all of his life and also farmed near Metz, retiring in 2003.

In addition to his wife Nancy, he is survived by one son, Jim Coffey, Inola, Okla.; one daughter, Lynette Bower, Lee's Summit, Mo.; two stepsons, Bill Jacks, Nevada, and Danny Jacks, Springfield, Mo.; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ileen Gary, Joplin, Mo., and Rosemary Carsten, Moundville, Mo.; two brothers, Richard Coffey, Irwin, Mo., and Robert Coffey, Pleasant Hill, Mo., and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lloyd Coffey, Don Coffey, and Larry Coffey, and one sister, Dorothy Brown.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Pastor Chris Burke officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Mo. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends 7-8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Those who wish may contribute to the American Diabetes Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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