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Leatha I. Cofield

Mrs. Leatha I. Cofield, 83, of Bethel, passed away Sunday, December 27, at Reid Hospital in Richmond.

She was born July 31, 1926 in Wayne County, Indiana to Roy and Helen King Rexrode. She graduated from Whitewater High School in 1944. She married Philip D. Cofield on March 8, 1945. They shared 57 years together before his death on August 11, 2002.

Mrs. Cofield was a homemaker and was retired from Producers Marketing Association in Centerville, where she was the office manager. She attended the Whitewater Christian Church. She enjoyed tending her flower gardens and knitting. She also enjoyed being a Grandma and was a fixture at her grandchildren's school events and extracurricular activities.

Mrs. Cofield will be missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Kim Cofield, of Fountain City; 3 grandchildren, Aaron Cofield, Ashley Cofield and Austin Cofield; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Cofield was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 1 daughter, Deborah Cofield Hill, on August 29, 1970; and 2 sisters, Barbara Pohlenz and Dorothy Weber.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Goshen Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Central Indiana Area Service Center, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

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Leatha was always kind and helpful to my parents and especially to my mother Catharine Norquest after my father died. We will remember her with great affection.

Jim Norquest Dec 31 2009 12:00 AM

To the family of Leatha, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a real treasure. I got to know her when she came to New Paris , she was a sweet and wonderful person. She will be missed.

Susan Langley

susan langley Dec 29 2009 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear of Leatha's passing. She was a good friend to our mother and we visited with her many times when we visited Fountain City. Mother remembered fondly the fun she had with uncle Denver Cofield.

Rita Norquest DuBois

Rita Norquest DuBois Dec 29 2009 12:00 AM

Stephen and family,

Our sympathy and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

May God give you strength and peace.

Bedford and Marcia

Bedford and Marcia (Ketring) Cross Dec 28 2009 12:00 AM