Geneva Coffman, aged 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on the morning of Saturday, June 6, 2020 in Enid, Oklahoma. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Stillwater.
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Geneva Marie Sylvester was born on April 23, 1937 near Mulhall, OK to Cleo “Tom” Sylvester and Edna Elmina (Sterne) Sylvester. She was the oldest of six children and in addition to her responsibilities of growing up on a farm; she assisted her parents in raising her siblings. She was married to the love of her life, Clyde “Bill” Coffman on May 8, 1954. The two spent most of their married years living in Stillwater, OK. They had two daughters Sandy Coffman and Michele Coffman.
Alongside her husband, Geneva was a long-time member of Stillwater First Assembly of God church serving in women’s ministry groups for many years. She also served as a deacon for three years before moving to Enid, OK in 2003. In Enid, Geneva was a member of Evangel Assembly of God Church. Geneva worked as a food service manager for Stillwater Public Schools from 1973-1999. During that time, she served as a cafeteria manager at Highland Park Elementary, Will Rogers Elementary, and Richmond Elementary. She enjoyed crochet and had an amazing talent for cooking, canning, and baking.
After her love of the Lord, she was dedicated to her family. She considered her gift to be that of a caregiver to anyone who needed it. She and Bill served as foster parents for over ten years providing long term and emergency care for numerous children and youth during that time. Geneva was a loving wife, devoted parent, grandparent, and great-grandparent, and she was a trustworthy friend and sister-in-Christ to all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill, her granddaughter Brianna Marie, and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. She is survived by her daughters: Sandy Coffman-Towner and Jim, Michele Coffman of Oklahoma City, OK, four grandsons: Colin Grubb, Brandon (Grubb) Tenbrink, Jared Grubb, Austin Leet, and one great-granddaughter: Jaden Grubb. She is also survived by four brothers: Elroy Sylvester, Tommy Sylvester, Leo Sylvester, Jerry Sylvester and one sister: Pat Milward