Joyce Marlene Coffey, 79

Joyce Marlene Coffey, 79, of Hamilton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Born June 30, 1938, in Salem Township, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Julia (Selby) Simmons. 

On June 14, 1957, she married Alvin Coffey and together they enjoyed nearly 55 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2011.

Mrs. Coffey was dedicated to Hamilton Community Schools where she had worked as a bus driver for more than 20 years. She was a longtime member of Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church. Nothing made Joyce happier, though, than having a home filled with love and family.

Mrs. Coffey is survived by her children, Sandy Coffey, Mark Coffey and wife Nancy, Randy Coffey and wife Chelsea, Daryl Coffey and wife Elizabeth and Kevin Coffey and wife Rachel; her sister, Marilyn VanderWeg and husband Jim; brother, Merle Simmons and wife Pat; brother-in-law, Keith Coffey and wife Beverly; sister-in-law Mary Coffey; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews too numerous to list.

The family will receive friends at Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church on Friday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. A funeral service is at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Salem Township Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church Building Fund. 

Arrangements are being provided by Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel,


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