Janis L. "Cool Mama" Coffman, 75, Rockford, passed away at her home on September 30, 2012. She was born on January 29, 1937 in Freeport to Eugene and Grace (Reed) Fouke. She was a graduate of West High School in Rockford.
Janis enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, gardening, listening to music and playing the piano. She owned her own home daycare for many years and has a very special passion and love for caring for children.
She is survived by her children, Darcy Neilsen, Derek (Lori) Coffman, and Jay (Norma) Coffman; grandchildren Sean "Bubs" Martinez, Taylor "Baby Cakes" Coffman, and Jade "Chicky Birdie" Coffman; brothers, Jan Fouke and Gary Fouke; and numerous nieces and nephews. Additionally, she is survived by her special friends, Pat and Dick Fry, Jennie Salm and Sue Alfaro.
Janis is preceded in death by her parents.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to VNA Hospice.
A funeral service will be held at 10am on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N Alpine Road, Machesney Park. Reverend Joe Marek will be officiating. There will a visitation, Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences can be submitted to www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com