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Larkin J. Coffer March 5, 1943 - October 1, 2012

Barnes Family Funerals - Larkin J. Coffer

Larkin J. Coffer, age 69, Oldfield, MO passed away Monday, October 1, 2012 in his home. He was born in Oldfield, MO on March 5, 1943 the son of Robert and Jewel (Moody) Coffer. He graduated from Chadwick High School in 1961. Larkin worked construction and later worked at Fasco Industries until he retired. For a short time, he also worked for Dennis Hanks Chevrolet. Larkin married his true love, Janice McGinnis, on December 7, 1961. They were blessed with four daughters; Penney Morrison and husband Rusty of Sparta, Renda Bush and husband Ross of Sparta, Jennifer Willis and husband Tony of Dayton, OH and Laura Holder and husband Brad of Cassville. His favorite past time was spending time with family and friends, coaching his girls softball team and riding horses. Other survivors include four brothers; Roy, Tommy, Leonard and Lloyd Coffer and their families; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. Larkin was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Bobby Jo. Funeral services for Larkin were held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Darrell Mead officiating. Burial followed in Old Boston Cemetery. Visitation was held 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in the funeral home. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


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    Jennifer G. Willis (Coffer) says

    Daddy, It’s so hard to believe you have been gone from this place we call earth. I know you are in heaven now riding some of the most beautiful trails (I know it’s perfect I feel it in my heart). You were such an inspiration, role model and mentor for so many people and you will be missed dearly.

    If I could bring you back it would only be for my own selfish reasons. Thank you for being my own personal hero and best friend daddy. I LOVE YOU and HMMMM, CAUGHT MINE.

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    Jennifer Gail Willis (Coffer) says

    Daddy, It’s hard to believe in 7 weeks you will have been gone 1 year. Some days it only seems like yesterday I was sitting with you, laughing, eating a Sonic #2 Cheeseburger (I know how you loved to eat at Sonic). And on other days it seems like an eternity. I hold your contagious smile and daily wisdom close to my heart. Till we meet again daddy love you. Jennifer/a.k.a Jiffer

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    Jennifer G Willis says

    Daddy, You never cease to amaze me each morning and night with all the wonderful ways you remind me that you are still with me. Even the smallest things remindme of you from the tinyest cricket to the most perfect leaf floating on the wind. From the most wonderful sunrise to the brightest moon in the sky. Thank you for always being there dad miss and love you each and every day. HMMMMM, Caught Mine. Jennifer/Jiffer Willis (Coffer)

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    Jennifer Willis says

    Hard to believe a year has went by so quickly. Seems like yesterday we were sitting in the front yard roasting marshmallows, eating hot dogs and gazing up at the stars. It really was a magical night (Your words were I could sit here and look at this stars all night). Thanks for the memories I hold them dear to my heart. Missing and loving you each and every day. Hmm Caught Mine.

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    Jeni Willis says

    Oh daddy, I sitting here thinking how mch I miss you and would love to sit on the front porch drinking coffee with you or roast marshmellows and hot dogs in the front yard. Since we can’t I find comfort in the little signs you share with me each day to reminding me you are still with me. Miss and love you more each and everyday. HMMMMMM CAUGHT Mine Daddy. <3 Jennifer/Jeni Gail

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    Jeni Willis says

    Merry Christmss daddy, my first Christmas home since we retired wish you were here in a physical sense but felt your presence none the less. You are missed and loved by so many. May you rest in peace and Hmmm, caught mine. All my love Jennifer Gail.

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    jennifer coffer willus says

    Wiśhing a man who was larger than life a Hapoy 72nd Birthday up in heaven. My daddy you are loved and missed by many.

    Love you and hmmmm, caught mine.

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    Jeni Willis says

    Rest in peace gentle and loving soul. Where ever you are in this next journey know that you are loved and missed and we see the reminders you leave for us to feel your presence is everso near.

    Love you daddy. Hmm, caught mine.