Lola Coffrin

{February 7, 1921 - December 29, 2012}

Lola Verlene (Robinson) Coffrin died December 29, 2012 at Scotland County Care Center in Memphis.

She was born the daughter of Roy Ellis and Vernice Ruth (Evans) Robinson on February 7, 1921 in Henryville in Clark County, IN.

Lola spent her younger days on the family farm with her parents and her brother, Wayne.  She graduated from Cantril (IA) High School, where she was valedictorian.   Her husband, Bill, commented that Lola was not only the most beautiful girl he ever met, but also the smartest.

She was married to Bill Coffrin on September 5, 1942 at the Methodist parsonage in Gorin by Rev. Arthur Huff.   On September 5, 2012 the Coffrins celebrated 70 years of loving marriage.   Bill died on October 20, 2012.

To this union was born one very special son, Kenneth William Coffrin, on April 15, 1944, weight four pounds and 8 ¼ oz.  Lola and Bill grieved the loss of Kenny Bill on July 11, 2011.

During World War II, while Bill was deployed overseas, Lola was employed at the Anglo California National Bank in San Francisco, CA.

Lola was faithful in commitment to worship and service to the Church.   Lola Coffrin was received into the McAdow Presbyterian Church on the 11th of August, 1957.   She was then received into the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church on April 2, 1961.  When Pleasant Hill burned, Lola and Bill joined the First Presbyterian Church in Memphis where they were active members.

She became a wonderful cook after Bill commented to her one day, “when are you going to start cooking sweetie, we are almost out of wedding cake?”  She often shared her favorite recipes with others, including her Recipe for Life.

Lola was best known for her creative nature.   The decorative linens, Christmas ornaments, paintings and her special writings were all uniquely made by Lola.

The Coffrins had a compassionate, committed marriage.   The two were devoted to one another and cherished their time together.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, brother, and a nephew, David Robinson.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Lola’s passing. What a lovely lady she was!

    Comment by Bill & Deb (Ferguson) Herring on January 5, 2013 at 3:54 am
  2. Lola was a really nice lady. She did some beautiful work for the hospital & care center auxiliary as long as she was able.

    Comment by Ann Barker on January 17, 2013 at 2:23 pm

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