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1934 Dean 2021

Dean Coffman

January 22, 1934 — January 15, 2021

Dean Coffman, son of the late Rass and Carrie (Long) Coffman, was born January 22, 1934, in Wright County, Missouri, and passed away January 15, 2021, in Mountain Grove, Missouri, at the home of his sister, Patsy. He was 86 years, 11 months, and 24 days of age.

Dean grew up in the Morning Sun community and went to school there from first through eighth grades. He then went to Mountain Grove High School where he graduated with his twin brother, Gean, in 1952. After graduation, Dean and Gean went to Iowa to work for Alcoa Aluminum. On June 22, 1956, Dean married Sandra McConaughey, at Davenport, Iowa.

Dean was drafted into the United States Army in August 1956, along with his twin brother, Gean. After boot camp at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, they were sent to Germany. They served together until they returned to the United States, where they were separated for a short time before their discharge in 1958. After their discharge from the Army, Dean and Gean, returned to Alcoa Aluminum, where they continued to work until they retired. They were mostly inseparable from birth.

After retirement, Dean and Sandra moved to Texarkana. After a few years they decided to return home to Mountain Grove, where Gean was living. Dean and Gean spent their retirement days at McDonalds, drinking coffee and visiting friends. After his father died he helped his mother with the farm. Dean had a very giving spirit and would help anyone in need. He had a special love for his nieces and nephews and tried to be a father figure to them when they had lost their fathers. He was always there for them when they needed him.

Dean had a love for animals. He raised Foxtrotting horses, and spent lots of time going on trail rides. One year, while in his eighties, he won the oldest rider award at the Kathy Smith St. Jude Trail Ride. He also raised bird dogs and loved going pheasant and quail hunting.

Besides his parents, Dean was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra, on December 13, 2017, five brothers, Gean, Farris, Francis, Harold, and Darold Coffman, and an infant sister, Ruby Coffman.

He is survived by his step-son, Kevin Eagans of Mountain Grove, one brother, Larry “Buck” Coffman and his wife, Sharon, of Hartville, Missouri, five sisters, Mable Tetrick of Mountain Grove, Dottie Perryman of Raymondville, Missouri, Donna Carlson and her husband, Sam, of Brooksville, Florida, Patsy Hamilton of Mountain Grove, and Darlene Bradshaw and her husband, Glen, of Norwood, Missouri, many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends who will miss him very much.

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