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Ruth Pemberton Coffman

Ruth Pemberton Coffman
  • April 16, 1931 - September 13, 2018
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to
  • First United Methodist Church
    12 21st Avenue
    Isle of Palms, SC 29451

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“Dear Bob and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God strengthen and comfort you now and in the days to come. ...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Bee Malone - North Chesterfield, VA

“My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Ruth Coffman. We worked together in the early 70s at Crestwood Elementary (CCPS). She was very supportive of...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Paul Martin - Richmond, VA

“Robin and Family, so sorry for you loss, Ruth was a great friend to me while at Falling Creek MS, she was such a joy to be around. Dick and Pat ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Dick and Pat Overton - Powhatan, VA

“Deepest sympathy Bob & Family ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: walter mcintyre - richmond, DE


Ruth Pemberton Coffman, 87, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of Robert "Bob" Price Coffman lost her battle with Alzheimer's on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Her Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in the First United Methodist Church - Isle of Palms, 12 21st Avenue at 1:00 pm. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Ruth was born April 16, 1931 in Richmond, Virginia, daughter of the late Julian Pemberton and the late Catherine Davis Pemberton. Ruth was a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and taught middle school American History in Chesterfield County, VA for over 25 years. She enjoyed taking her students on trips to Europe. After retirement she enjoyed traveling the world with a large group of friends. Her travels included Europe, Africa, China, Australia and New Zealand. She and Bob also traveled around the United States. Ruth was a huge Duke basketball fan and never missed a game on television.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years Robert P. Coffman of Mt. Pleasant, SC; daughters, Judy Lovelace (Sam) of Indian Beach, NC, Lynn Otis (Jim) of Mendota, VA and Robin Eichert (Pete) of Jaffrey, NH. She was predeceased by her parents and brother, Joseph L. Pemberton.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association SC Chapter, 2090 Executive Hall Road, Suite 130, Charleston, SC 29407 or First United Methodist Church, Isle of Palms, P.O. Box 807, Isle of Palms, SC 29451.