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Willard Shelton Coffin

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Sept. 5, 1918--Dec. 2, 2005

ATWOOD -- Willard Shelton Coffin, 87, died Friday (Dec. 2, 2005).

He was born Sept. 5, 1918, to Jesse and Merle (Barret) Coffin in Moravia, Iowa. He received a bachelor's degree in business and accounting from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a master's degree in business administration from Wayne State University.

He served in World War II in the Pacific Theater.

He married Sylvia June Shannon, of Atwood, in 1949. They moved to Lincoln Park, Mich., where he worked for the Ford Motor Company as an accountant. He later worked as an executive in Corporate Systems Design with the Chrysler Corporation in Mount Clemens, Mich., taught at the University of Detroit and was the accountant for the Clintondale school system in Mount Clemens. The couple later split their time between Atwood and Mesa, Ariz.

He was a member of the Jayhawk Theater and administrator for the Rawlins County Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; son, Mark of Clarksville, Md.; brothers, Robert of Illinois and Neal of Missouri; one grandson; one granddaughter; three great-grandsons; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Services were today at Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Christine Edwards officiating. Private interment and graveside services were at the Atwood Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials are being accepted in his name.

Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.