Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Marian L. Coleman

Marian Lucille Coleman, age 92, of Shelby, died Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Florida. She and her husband, Paul, have spent their winters in Bradenton for the last 30 years.

Marian was born March 23, 1926 in Elyria, Ohio to the late Hugh and Lucille (Bauer) Kirkbride. She graduated from Elyria High School and Berea School of Business. She received her R.N. from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. After graduation Marian was a nurse at Berea Community Hospital and later Shelby Memorial Hospital and Crestwood Care Center.

Marian married her life partner Paul V. Coleman, who survives her, on November 27, 1954. Together they settled in Shelby, Ohio and raised nine children. A person of deep faith, Marian was a member of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Her children, who will miss her warm smile, her laugh, and sense of humor, all survive her: Kenneth Coleman, Mary (Russell) Bird, John (Kyle) Coleman, Margaret (Bob) Brockhage, Paul (Stacy) Coleman, Jane (Mark) Lowery, Joseph Coleman, Rosemary (Thomas) Sweeney, and Suzanne (Gregory) Floyd.

Marian’s greatest joy was her grandchildren, who also survive: William (Teresa), Katherine, Kenneth; Lori (Andrew), Steven, Ryan (Mindy); Sam, Tim; Rachel (Andy), Matthew, John, Joshua; Hannah, McKenna, Alex; Michael, Madeline, Allison; Joseph, Patrick, Claire; Emily, Erica, and Elinor; and her great grandchildren: Cecilia, Lilly, Alexander, Isabella, and Ava.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by a brother, Robert Kirkbride, and a sister, Rita Moinet.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where a rosary will be recited at 7:45 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:30 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby. Fr. Chris Mileski will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial expressions may be made to the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church or St. Mary School.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Anna Sprout says:

    Uncle Paul and all of my cousins, you are in our hearts. We wish you all peace.
    Much love from Anna & Tom

  2. Annette Frankl says:

    So so sorry. Hug uncle Paul for me. You all are the best cousins anyone could hope for. So sorry I won’t be able to come see you all (again). Hugs to all.

  3. Tim & Sara Mitchell says:

    Paul and Family,

    We were so sorry to hear of Marian’s passing. You and the children are in our hearts and prayers.

  4. Dana Pennell says:

    John and Joe, Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have been through this in the last year.
    Praying for peace in your hearts.

  5. M.M.Shelton-Donahue says:

    Dear Uncle Paul and Coleman Cousins:
    I and my husband (Michael Donahue), my sister (Judy), brothers (Russ and Dave) send our deepest sympathies upon the passing of dear Aunt Marian.
    She was always such a lovely lady, soft-spoken, gentle and patient, a wonderful role model to many of us. We hold you all in thought and prayer. May Our Dear Lord ease your sadness.

  6. Tom and Judy Korbas says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Paul and all the children grandchildren and great grandchildren of Marian—you are all in our prayers—may she now rest in the loving arms of her Lord !

  7. Carolyn and Larry Pytlik says:

    So sorry for your loss. Beautiful obituary for a beautiful woman and a life well lived

  8. Barbara moinet says:

    Dearest uncle Paul and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Aunt Marian will always be near and dear to all who new her. Much love the moinet family

  9. Cassandra Coleman Enderle says:

    Dear Sweet Uncle Paul and All The Colemans,
    It has been a difficult time losing Agnes, MaryAnn, Madeline and now Marian. We all share the sorrow of losing our beautiful aunts. They were true mothers with their kind and loving ways. Now with Grandma and Grandpa, Dad, Mame, Jack, Sissy, Margaret, and Jerry all reunited in heaven together their joy will live forever.

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