James Coleman

James F. Coleman, 78, of Canton died at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2005.

He was born April 27, 1926, in Isabel Township, a son of Walter Wallace and May Rose Graham Coleman. He married Anna Jenkins on March 24, 1946, in Ipava. She died Aug. 21, 2003.

Surviving are three sons, Alan (and Daryle) of Cuba, and Randy (and Denise) and Kevin (and Lori), both of Canton; one daughter, Barbara (and Jim) Coultas of Mission, Texas; one brother, Gene (and Marjorie) of Canton; eight grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

He worked at International Harvester Co. for nine years.

A member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau, he farmed in Fulton and McDonough counties for 45 years, retiring in 1991.

He was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 327 and Order of the Eastern Star in Industry.

He also was a member of White Shrine of Peoria.

He was a member of First Christian Church, where he was a deacon emeritus.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, where visitation will be one hour and 30 minutes before. The Revs. Matthew Keith and Gene Danner will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown.

Memorials may be made to his church or to the Canton Alzheimer's Memorial Walk.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/9/2005

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