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M. Coita Fairburn

February 12th, 1927 – November 11th, 2014

M. Coita Fairburn, Age 87, of Astoria, IL, passed away at 9:44 pm on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, IL. Coita was born on February 12, 1927 in Claude, TX, the daughter of Jake and Mayme (Buttler) Groff. She married Delbert Fairburn on June 2, 1948 in Canton, IL. He Survives.

Also surviving are her four daughters, Deborah (and John) Lopes of Mt. Pleasant, MI, Rebecca (and Marvin) Westlake of Mt. Carmel, IL, Diane (and Gary) Westlake of Browning, IL and Julie (and Bill) Troutman of Rushville, IL, her son, Scott Fairburn of Astoria, IL, her sister, Jo Ellen (and Carl) Gunter of Lake Elsinore, CA, nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, three honorary daughters, Janet Kirby of Astoria, IL, Laurie (and Eric) Martin of Astoria, IL and Georgiana (and Alan) Clemens of Astoria, IL, one honorary son, Ronnie (and Melinda) Parsano of Vermont, IL, nine honorary grandchildren and thirteen honorary great-grandchildren.

Coita was preceded in death by her brother, Jay Dee Groff and four sisters, Marjorie Foster, Marion Shaw, Della and Ella Groff.

Coita was a homemaker and worked as a waitress and cook at various restaurants. She was a member of the Astoria Christian Church and former member of the Rebekah Lodge of Vermont, IL. She also loved horses.

Services will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11 am at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Ted Shirley will be officiating. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Woodland Cemetery in Astoria, IL. Memorials may be made to the choice of the donor.


November 12th, 2014

Delbert and family I was so sorry to hear this. She will be missed dearly.

November 12th, 2014

Sorry to hear about this Delbert, I am sure this leaves a blank in your life. My Prayers go out to you and your family.

Your Friend
Dennis Williams

November 13th, 2014

Delbert, we are thinking about you and you are in our prayers. So sorry. Joe Redshaw