Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 14, 2013

Ila Katherine Coburn

BLUEFIELD — Ila Katherine Coburn, 77, of Ceres Hollow Rd., Bluefield went home peacefully to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 11, 2013 at her residence.

Born December 15, 1935, at Hill Top, she was the daughter of the late Reva Doyle and Kermit Butler.

Ila was a dedicated member of the Full Gospel Assembly Church in Princeton, where she served as a church mother to many. In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, she enjoyed gardening and yard sales. Ila enjoyed yard sales so much that she was affectionately known as the “Yard Sale Queen”.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony Randell Simpson and a brother, Carl Butler.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 57 years, James R. “Jiggs” Coburn; children, Gwenda Anderson and husband, Dewey, Charlton “Chuck” Coburn and wife, Mary, Barbara Thompson and husband, Buster, Mitchel “Mitch” Coburn and wife, Ellen, Rebecca “Becky” Simpson and husband, Randy, and David Coburn and wife, Allena; a special friend, Angela Cocus and husband, Ron; special sister-in-law, Kat Keene; 13 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; sisters, Georgia Quick and husband, Dewey, and Marie Dove, and husband, Buck; and sister-in-law, Elaine Butler.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday,  May 15, 2013 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on Athens Road in Princeton with the Rev. Dana Hazelwood officiating. Burial will follow in the Butler Family Cemetery at Hill Top. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, nephews and friends.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting

The Coburn family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

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