Name:    Elsie Irene (Orvis) Coffell

From:  The Clare County Review, Clare, Michigan
Date:  October 1998

Elsie Irene Coffell, 69, of Farwell, passed away October 5, 1998, at Mid Michigan Medical Center, Clare.

Elsie was born October 25, 1928 at Clare, the daughter of Burt and Nettie (Thorne) Orvis.  She was United in marriage to Gaylord Coffell in Mt. Pleasant on February 22, 1945.  He preceded her in death.

Elsie was employed by the Melling Tool of Farwell.  She was a member of the Farwell Church of Christ.

She is survived by one son, Randy and Barb Coffell of Farwell; two sisters, Alice Bradley of Clare and Mary DePew of Farwell; one brother, Harold Orvis of Clare; three grandchildren, and many relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Elsie were held October 6, 1998, at the Coker Funeral Home, Farwell, with burial in the Surry Township Cemetery.