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Mary E. Coffman, age 77 of Exline, Iowa passed away Friday morning, August 21, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center.

Mary was born May 14, 1938 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Cecile and Lucile (Vogt) Delp.

Mary enjoyed life. She loved attending numerous Exline community events held at the Exline Community Center, such as the annual Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine's Day parties. Mary was skilled in crafts, especially sewing. She took pride in making quilts for the local nursing homes. Mary was also known for meticulously decorating her home for the holidays. She also possessed an amazing lifetime collection of porcelain dolls. She enjoyed camping, spending time with her family, and loved her son Chuck's Fish Fry's. Mary was a member of the Centerville 18-80 club and enjoyed frequenting the club whenever she had an opportunity.

Mary is survived by her children, Chris Sharp of Cincinnati, Iowa, Chuck (Kim Swanson) Coffman of Exline, Iowa, and Clovie (Connie) Coffman of Exline, Iowa; two sisters, Martha Schuler and Duretta Abbott both of Davenport, Iowa; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecile and Lucile; a great grandson; a son-in-law, Allen Sharp; a sister, Esther Hart; and four brothers, Jay Delp, Robert Delp, Jimmy Delp, and "Chubby" Delp.

Funeral services will be held at 3p.m. Monday, August 24, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville with Reverend Cindy Finn officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 2-3p.m. at Lange Funeral Home. Burial will follow the Funeral Service at Exline Cemetery, Exline, Iowa. Memorials have been established to the Family of Mary E. Coffman, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home & Crematory 1900 South 18th Street Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.