Mount Vernon News
  • Ronald E. Coffman

  • March 22, 2011

BELLVILLE — Ronald E. Coffman, 70, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, following a brief illness.

Born in Lima, on Sept. 13, 1940, Ron was the son of Robert Coffman Sr. and June (Forest) Coffman. Ron worked for GT Sylvania of Lima and for 23 years worked as an electrician at General Motors Ontario Plant. It was through a fellow GM employee that he met his future wife, Jane.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jane Coffman of Bellville; children, Matthew Buchanan of Johnstown and Michael (Katey) Buchanan of Columbus; and brother Robert (Susan) Coffman of Bellefontaine.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Coffman.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 23, at 3 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Friends may call the hour prior from 2 to 3 p.m.

Memorial contributions to the Richland County Animal Shelter may be made at the funeral home. Private online condolences to his family at

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