Cofer Family Plot, Charleston, Ill., August 30, 2008

by Brian Cofer August. 31, 2008 2008 views

I've been meaning to get up to Charleston for several years now to see the Cofer plot. I tried in 2001, but got there too late in the day. This time, I got there and learned that the cemetery office is closed on Saturday, so I cruised real slowly up and down the lanes in my car with my eyes peeled for the name Cofer. Shockingly, I found it!

These would be my great-great grandparents, the original Thomas Noble Cofer.

I assume, this would be a great-great uncle

Another great-great uncle.

Great grandfather.

Great grandmother.

Grandpa.

Grandma.

Grandpa's brother, “Uncle Louie,” is not buried with the others. He's a couple of sections down. I'm lucky I came across this. Is Arlene still alive?

What about Aunt Lee? Is she buried in Arizona?

Anyone know who this is?

I recall visiting a few family members living around Charleston when Grandma took Brett and me up there 25 years ago. Perhaps a Cofer cousin? She's buried alongside everyone else.

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