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A very involved grandmother George Ann Ray Coffey, 82, of Platte City, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at her home in Platte City. A visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19, at the Coffey home in Platte City.
A funeral mass will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the St. Therese Catholic Church, in Kansas City.
Interment will be in the Platte City Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be given to the Heartstrings Community Foundation, Overland Park, Kan.
George Ann was born July 7, 1924, in Dearborn, to George Holland and Marguerite (Redman) Ray. George Ann attended University of Missouri-Columbia where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She married Oliver Franklin “Jack” Coffey, Jr. on Nov. 30, 1947, at the First Christian Church, in Platte City.
George Ann’s first job was working at the North American Bomber Plant of Kansas City, Kan., during World War II. She later worked as a clerk for the post office, R.B. Jones Insurance Co. and for Coffey Oil and Propane. George Ann was member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship, and Sunday school teacher for the First Christian Church, of Platte City.
In 1993, she converted to Catholicism, and became a member of the St. Therese Catholic Church of Kansas City. George Ann and Jack were avid RVers, and loved camping. They also enjoyed playing bridge for many years with treasured friends; and together, created many craft items to share with their friends and family. George Ann was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, and twice served as president of the Platte City Study Club; and also served as a volunteer for the Heartstrings Community Foundation.
She was a very involved grandmother, affectionately known as “Egads” to her grandchildren, and many of her friends.
George Ann was preceded in death by her parents and one infant daughter, Margaret.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Coffey, of the home; two daughters, Anne Hull and husband, William M. “Mack” of Leawood, Kan., and Carolyn Wallace and husband, John, of Ava; one half sister, Camilla Sternberg, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and six grandchildren, Gavin, Spence, and Grant Hull, Lydia, Kyle, and Andrew Wallace.