Annabelle Mae Coffman, 93, of Altoona died Friday morning at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Chester and Zella (Curtin) Varner. She married Raymond Coffman on Nov. 25, 1941, and he preceded her in death in 1976.
Surviving are two sons: Donald and wife, Tracy, of Hollidaysburg and Mark Stevens and wife, Margie, of Winchester, Va.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons: Raymond and Ronald; and two brothers: Chester and George.
Annabelle was a 1939 graduate of Altoona High School. During World War II, she worked as a welder for American Car and Foundry Shipbuilding Co. in Wilmington, Del., where she helped to build destroyer escorts and was known as "Rosie the Riveter." After the war, she worked in the cutting department at Penn Shoe Factory and then worked for GTE-Sylvania.
She was a volunteer secretary for the Community Action Agency. She liked to go camping at Lake Raystown and enjoyed Waddington Bus tours to the Atlantic City casinos and to the Gateway Clipper Cruise ships in Pittsburgh.
Annabelle wanted people to know that the Lord got her through the tough times, and she had a good life.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, at Mauk and Yates Funeral Home, Inc., where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery.