John Coleman

John T. "Jack" Coleman, 76, of Havana died at 12:10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

He was born Nov. 7, 1925, in Isabel Township, Fulton County, a son of Thomas and Mayme Barrett Coleman. He married Lou Thompson on June 26, 1968. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Michael (and Kitty) of Havana; two daughters, Peg (and Kurt) Gronau of Lake Bluff and Juli (and Rodney) Lay of Jacksonville, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Michelle Eaton of Houston; two sisters, Adeline (and Kenneth) Bernard of Springfield and Sarah Dress of Ipava; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by two stepdaughters, one grandson, one sister and two brothers.

He farmed in Pleasant and Isabel townships in Fulton County for many years. He also worked for Freeman United Coal Co. at the Buckheart Mine near Canton, retiring in 1986.

Services were held Monday at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Havana with Rev. David Taylor officiating. Hurley Funeral Home in Havana was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mason District Hospital Foundation, Havana Food Pantry or St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/16/2002

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