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Mary Ann Harn Cofrin

“Beloved friend, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Mary Ann Peebles Harn Cofrin passed away peacefully on April 5, 2022. She was 97, born at home,  Oct. 8, 1924, in Gainesville, Fl, the middle of 3 sisters. She was predeceased by  her husband, Dr. David A. Cofrin, her parents Samuel P. Harn and Gladys Gracy  Harn and her sisters, Margaret Goforth and Gladys Harris.

Mary Ann enjoyed a long, accomplished life. She graduated from P.K.Yonge HS,  attended the Fl. State College for Women and graduated from the Katherine  Gibbs secretarial school in NYC, where she met her husband while he was in  medical school during WWII.

She was a volunteer and philanthropist, giving generously in support of the  greater Gainesville Community and other causes around the nation. She was an  active environmentalist, ahead of her time in many respects. She has chosen her  final resting place to be at the Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery which offers a  natural burial for people who have chosen to do everything possible to protect  the environment.

Fascinated by family history, she researched multiple lines of her genealogy in  depth and self-published several books of historical photos and letters as well as  her own memoir.

She is survived by her 5 children, David, Paige, Edie, Gladys and Mary Ann, her 8  grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren as well as many cousins, nieces and  nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00pm, at the Harn Museum of Art on  Monday, May 9, 2022 . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to  the Matheson Museum, or to the UF Harn Museum of Art, named for her father.

The family wishes to offer special thanks to the assisted living staffs at Oak  Hammock and Haven Hospice for the kind caregiving she received.

Funeral services will be private, with the arrangements coordinated by Milam  Funeral Services, milamfh.com.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!

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