Esther Joanne Coffin of Milford, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at home.

Esther was born in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of the late John and Esther (Jessen) Graf.

Esther was a graduate of Moline High School, Moline, Ill., then attended Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, Minn. for one year. She began her career as a bank teller for a short period of time before becoming a schoolteacher at the Apostolic Christian Academy in Brewer, Maine, where she was the reading teacher for 30 years. During her tenure at the Apostolic Christian Academy, Esther developed the reading program that the academy would follow throughout her career.

She was an active member of the First Pentecostal Church, (formerly the First Apostolic Church), in Brewer, Maine. In 2016, Esther moved to Delaware, where she attended the Lighthouse Christian Center in Milford. She loved to knit and crochet and enjoyed word find and word search puzzles as well as playing Scrabble. Esther was a devout Christian and loved serving the Lord in every way throughout her life. Most important to Esther was her family, who she cherished with all her heart.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dale W. Coffin in 1997; her son, Terry Wayne Coffin in 1984 and two sisters, Leona Jean Mitchell and Elizabeth “Betty” Martens.

She is survived by her two daughters, Tammy K. Hayes and her husband Lee and Kathy Davis; two sons, Darryl L. Coffin and his wife Melissa and Kevin D. Coffin and his wife Laurie; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A viewing was held on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Lofland Funeral Home, Milford. A viewing and funeral service will also be held in Brewer, Maine. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Hampden, Maine.

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