Katharyn Coffman Bischoff will be laid to rest in the Greenfield Cemetery on May 21 at 1 p.m. in the presence of her family and friends. The Reverend Terry Washburn will preside.

Katharyn Virginia Coffman was born June 7, 1915 in Lyndon to Kate and Albert Coffman. She was the youngest of their four children. The family lived on their Lyndon farm until 1925 when they moved to Greenfield. Albert entered the insurance business at that time and purchased their comfortable red brick home on the corner of Second and Mirabeau Streets. He was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday school there.

Katharyn attended Edward McClain High School, graduating in the class of 1933. Following graduation, she went to work at the American Pad and Textile Company. Katharyn married Francis Hunter Hall, a fellow McClain student, in July 1935. Frank worked with his father on the family farm. While living there, Katharyn and Frank became the parents of Linda and Faye. During World War II, they moved to Columbus, where Frank did defense work with Curtis Wright, building airplanes. Following their divorce in 1945, Katharyn found work in an insurance agency in Columbus to support her girls and recently widowed mother.

In 1955, Katharyn married John Henry "Jack" Bischoff, a restaurateur who had recently moved from California to manage the new Explorers Restaurant in Columbus. Following their marriage, Katharyn began work as secretary to the executive director of the Ohio Credit Union League, was later to promoted to supervisor and ended her career as manager of the Department of Administrative Services for the Ohio Credit Union.

At the time of her passing on Feb. 20, 2011, Katharyn was residing in Kensington, Md., where she had moved in 2004 to be close to members of her family.

Katharyn was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her parents; her sisters, Ruth Coffman and Chloe Coffman Philhower; and her brother, Robert Drew Coffman.

She is survived by daughters Linda (Robert) Elliott of Potomac, Md. and Faye (Jon) Boyes of Foster City, Calif.; grandchildren Douglas Randall Boyes and Elizabeth Gentry of California, Robert John Elliott, Jr. of Bethesda, Md., Faye Elliott of New York City and Tiffany Van Nice of Rumson, N.J.; and nine great-grandchildren.

Anderson-Strueve Funeral Home, Greenfield is serving the family.