Lois Ruth (Carter) Coffin

April 4, 1934 ~ January 19, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Lois Coffin Obituary

Lois Ruth Coffin, age 88, of Shelby, Nebraska, passed away January 19, 2023 at Brookstone Village in Omaha.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 23, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Shelby United Methodist Church with Pastor Soonil Park officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the church. Organist will be Avis Rathje. Vocalist will be Rita Houdersheldt. Musical selections will be “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.” Pallbearers will be Scott Pallas, Barry Wombacher, Steven Schaf, Sam Parr, Alex Parr, and Greg Reisdorff. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Parr, Paul Olson, Ben Olson and Brandon Olson. Interment will be in the Shelby Cemetery.

Lois was born April 4, 1934 in Columbus to Lee and Millie Grace (Oesterreicher) Carter. She attended country school south of Shelby and graduated from Shelby High School in 1951. After high school Lois worked at Bernt’s Cafe in Shelby as a waitress.

On April 6, 1954 she was united in marriage to Wayne Charles Coffin at Shiloh Church in rural Polk County. To this union three children were born. They lived in Shelby before moving to the farm south of Shelby on the Big Blue River. In 1976 they moved into town and lived in a house that Wayne built. Lois later moved to the Assisted Living in Osceola before moving to Brookestone Village in Omaha in 2020 where she resided until her passing.

She was a member of the Shelby American Legion Auxiliary since 1954 and a long time member of the United Methodist Church in Shelby where she also taught Sunday School. She was a past member of the Blue River Extension Club and United Methodist quilting ladies.

When Lois was young she liked riding her Cushman scooter and rollerskating. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, working in her garden, canning, writing letters and spending with with her family.

Survivors include her children: Marilyn (Barry) Wombacher of Papillion, Laura (Mike) Parr of Little Rock, Arkansas and Sandra (Paul) Olson of Omaha; four grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne who passed away March 31, 2000; and her parents Lee and Millie Carter.

Memorials are suggested to Shelby United Methodist Church, Shelby American Legion Auxiliary, Shelby Senior Center and American Diabetes Assn.

Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola and Stromsburg has been entrusted with arrangements.

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January 22, 2023

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Shelby United Methodist Church (Shelby)

Funeral Service
January 23, 2023

10:00 AM
Shelby United Methodist Church (Shelby)

January 23, 2023

11:00 AM
Shelby Cemetery


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