Coffman was born on June 19, 1918, in Chicago, Illinois, to Lena (Cummings)
Lee and Frank A. Lee, both of whom preceded her in death.
She attended the
one room Waverly School House with her brothers, Frank Lee and Donald Lee,
She married the
late Elmer M. Coffman in 1950. They had one daughter, Mary Coffman Long
(Patrick). Juanita has another daughter, the late Ardala Steel Bieker (Leldon).
Her three grandsons are Bryan Bieker of Valparaiso, Bruce Bieker of
Chesterton, and Scott Long (Liz) of Brunswick, MD. She also has two
granddaughters, Brenda Bieker (Patrick Don Egan) of Pahoa, HI, and Amanda
Quinn (Ryan) of Michigan City, IN. Juanita enjoyed five great-grandsons:
Gentry, Dustin, and Andrew Bieker, and Austin and Ethan Quinn. She also has
one great-great grandson, Andrew (Drew) Bieker.
Juanita was a
member of the First Baptist Church of Chesterton for sixty years. She
enjoyed a very active senior group at church, where she made many close
friends and created lasting friendships. She spent her retirement years
traveling with her husband of fifty-two years.
She enjoyed her
church, her family, and southern gospel and Irish music. She liked being a
mother, but she loved being a grandmother. Family vacations always included
at least one grandchild. Her favorite Biible verse was Titus 2:13.
will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018, at 3 p.m. at White-Love Funeral
Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Larry Starett
officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of
service at the funeral home. Cremation will follow. Interment of Elmer and
Juanita will be at Chesterton Cemetery at a later date.
Memories may be