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Mr. Larry E. Cofman

Larry E. Cofman, 67, of Lancaster, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Fairfield Medical Center. He was born February 20, 1946 in Carroll and was the son of the late Orville and Marcella (Mondhank) Cofman. Larry was a 1964 graduate of Amanda Clearcreek High School, member of Mt. Carmel United Church of Christ, and past member of Amanda Twp. Variance Board. He started C-W Auto Body in Lancaster in 1972 and retired in 2006.
Larry is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janet (Stalder) Cofman; daughters and sons-in-law, Lori (Patrick) Purdy of LaGrange, Kentucky and Lisa Cofman and Jim Bargdill of Lancaster; grandsons, Eric (Amy) McCabe, Andrew Purdy, Adam and Ryan Keller; great granddaughter, Harper Grace McCabe; sister, Carolyn (Paul) Tussing of Columbus and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Elliott.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda with Rev. Tony Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in Amanda Twp. Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family would like contributions be made to the Brain Injury Association of Kentucky7321 New LaGrange Rd., Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40222 in Larry's memory.

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Larry was a wonderful, gentle man who would help anyone any time they needed him. He helped me buy my first car. He was always there whenever we needed anything fixed. I will never forget his kindness to me. I always knew I could count on him. He will be greatly missed. Praying for Janet, Lori, Lisa and their families. We love you all.


christine evans - September 07, 2013 at 09:00 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Janet, I am so sorry, Larry was a incredible gentleman all the times he helped my dad and myself with our cars, he was always there. I know dad always thought of him as a very close friend. All my thoughts and prayers go to you and your family.

Steven Sesslar

Steven Sesslar - September 10, 2013 at 07:49 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss-knew Larry way back at the Yates body shop in Circleville when he was just starting out. good guy-truely will be missed.
Parker Higby

Parker Higby - September 09, 2013 at 11:38 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My prayers are with you Janet. Gayle Hansley CT

Gayle Hansley - September 09, 2013 at 09:19 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Hope you see this, since it is so late. I just came across a card from your family(unusual that I would find the card now), and thought to look up Larry to see if you are still at the same address. I found out about your loss. I know Lori from high school, and have fond memories of the times that I did spend with the family(JC Penney Outlet trips...). I remember Lori sharing with me, how wonderful her Father, Larry, was to her. I don't know if she remembers talking about it, but I know that he was such a blessing to her, and she truly felt loved. That in itself is a reflection of the good man, Larry Cofman. I often think of Lori and her family, and now I hope that God will hold you in his care and that you will be blessed.

Dana(Alcorn) Narcelles

Dana Narcelles - October 26, 2013 at 11:37 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM