Katheine E. (Elmore) Coleman

Born: Fri., Sep. 1, 1922
Died: Mon., Nov. 8, 2010


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Nov. 13, 2010
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 13, 2010

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Katherine E. Coleman

Sept. 1, 1922Nov. 8, 2010

Katherine E. Coleman, 88, of Mishawaka, passed away Monday November 8, 2010 in The Center for Hospice. Katherine was born September 1, 1922 in Crossville, TN., to the late William and Sallie (Frisbey) Elmore. On July 15, 1944 in Columbus, Georgia, Katherine married Kenneth W. Coleman, who passed away February 21, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Thelma Dorn, and Martha Cotesworth, brothers, Edward and Herschel Elmore. She is survived by an daughter, Leslie A. Jesensky of South Bend, sons, William E. (Mary Lou) Coleman of Farmington Hills, Michigan, and Randy K. (Katherine) Coleman of South Bend, three grandchildren,  Caroline, Robert, and Matthew, and her brother Robert (Georgia) Elmore of Ponder, TX. Katherine had worked as an executive secretary for Uniroyal. She was a member of Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, Newcomers Club, and Bridge Club. She enjoyed cooking at a whim. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, November 13, 2010 in Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Frances St., South Bend, where friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. Rev James Miller, pastor of the church, will conduct services. Burial will follow at Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. In Katherine’s memory, contributions may be made to The Center for Hospice, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN 46637 or American Heart and Stroke Association, 6100 W. 96th Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278  Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at welsheimer.com




Charitable donations may be made in Katheine's memory to the following organizations:

American Heart and Stroke Association
, 6100 W. 96th Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278

Center for Hospice and Palliative Care
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637

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Don and Claudia Stohler
   Posted Thu November 11, 2010
Family of Kathereine Coleman

Your mother was the warmest, friendliest parishioner at Sunnyside. We usually sat in the rear with her and she always had a smile and warm greeting. Then later when we took Carlyle, Claudia''s Dad to look at Waterford she was the welcoming committee there as well. We frequently saw her and chatted with her there when visiting. We know she will be missed by all who knew her. May she rest in peace.

Sue and Clark McEwen
   Posted Fri November 12, 2010
Oh what wonderful memories I have of Aunt Katherine! She was one of those fabulous Elmore girls and I strive every day to live up to that legacy. Each one of us was blessed to share in that wonderful smile, that twinkle in her eyes and that joyful spirit that she sharerd with everyone. Our hearts are aching for each of you and we pray that you can go forward knowing that your precious memories of her will give you strength and encouragement. Much love to you.

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