Submitted by Melva Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
May 6, 1968 - Monday, pg 2
LeROY J. COGGINS
LeRoy J. Coggins Dies, Funeral On Tuesday Morning
LeRoy J. Coggins, 71, 1208 E. 15th St., Sterling, died Saturday evening in Rockford Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
Funeral rites will be held Tuesday morning at nine o'clock in the Melvin Funeral Home and 9:30 in St. Mary's Catholic Church. The burial will take place in
Tampico Memorial Cemetery.
There is visitation at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. A rosary will be recited at eight o'clock this evening.
LeRoy J. Coggins was born Nov. 5, 1896 in Sheffield, the son of James and Kathrine Condon Coggins. He was educated in the Sheffield schools and was united in marriage with Fern Stewart Sept. 12, 1921 in Sheffield. The couple moved to Lombard where he was employed by Electromotive Division of General Motors at LaGrange for 25 years, retiring in 1963 when they moved to Sterling. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Surviving with the widow are two brotheers and two sisters, Eugene G. Coggins of Sheffield, William E. Coggins of Buffalo, Okla., Mrs. Chris (Evelyn) Rasmussen of Tampico and Mrs. M. R. (Anna) Kane of Tampa, Fla. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. His parents, one brother and one sister preceded in death.