Jeanette E. (Davies) Kofahl

March 31, 1932 ~ September 13, 2020 (age 88)


Jeanette Elizabeth (Davies) Kofahl, age 88, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Sunday morning, September 13, 2020 at the Hilltop Campus of United Methodist Homes, Johnson City, NY.  Jeanette lived a full life as a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ. She was born March 31, 1932 in Cuba, NY and grew up on the Davies family farm outside of Rushford, NY. She was the daughter of the deceased David Davies, Jr and Helen (Gilbert) Davies. On November 10, 1951 she married the love of her life, Rev. Dr. Wesley F. Kofahl, who predeceased her on December 31, 1991. She was a faithful wife who shared in ministry with her husband when he went into pastoral ministry after a career as an aeronautical engineer. They served churches in predecessor conferences of the Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church serving Alexander & Darien, Rome Calvary, Tupper Lake & Long Lake, West Barre, Albion, Victor, Springville, Millville, and Seneca Street Buffalo.  Jeanette was a loving mother to her only son, Rev. Dr. David W. Kofahl of Clarence, a retired United Methodist pastor. She was a wonderful mother-in-law to Diane. She loved her grandchildren, Rev. Matthew Kofahl (Mary) of Ransomville, Jonathan (Diane) of Austin, TX, and Rachel Ciszewski (William) of Buffalo. She was proud of her six great-grandchildren. Jeanette was a faithful and active member of Hamburg United Methodist Church, Hamburg, NY, for many years. She sang in the choir, served in the United Methodist Women’s group, and was active in the prayer and care ministry. She participated in the Emmaus Walk and was a longtime member of P.E.O.  As well as her son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Jeanette is survived by her brother Eldyn Davies (Patricia) of Rushford, NY, her sister Dorothy Kofahl (Duane-deceased) of Orlando, FL, and a niece and nephews.  A memorial service at Hope United Methodist Church in Pekin, NY and burial at White Cemetery, Rushford, NY will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been made by Barber Memorial Home in Johnson City, NY.

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