Archie Lee Coleman

Memorial services for Archie Lee Coleman, 79, Eudora, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora. Burial will follow at Eudora Cemetery with Military Honors. He passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Archie was born September 13, 1935 in McDunn, West Virginia, the son of James Estle and Helen Lena (Martin) Coleman.

Archie served his country in the United States Air Force for 22 years beginning 1956 until his retirement with the rank of Master Sargent in 1978. He was a Vietnam War Veteran.

After USAF retirement he was on the police force at the University of Kansas and then as a Deputy Officer in Eudora, for five years; he then was a security guard at the Hercules Army Ammunition Plant in DeSoto, KS until his final retirement.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marjorie Virginia Broers (Coleman) and three daughters, Kerrie (Mark) Brecheisen; and Gail Fry both of Eudora, Cindy (Brian) Davidson of Tonganoxie; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Charles Coleman, and two sisters Iris Newman and Kathryn Winebrenner.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Paul UCC and may be sent in care of the mortuary.


16 Condolences

  1. Jim&Karen Mattke on February 26, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Hi Margie. We are so sorry to hear of Archie. He will be truly missed by many. Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless You. Jim and Karen

  2. Kathy & Harvey Sedgwick on February 26, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Our prayers and love are with you and your family. I know all your family are there to give you support and help with all you need to do. We will miss Archie and his way of playing cards and games.

  3. Chrissy Coleman Smith on February 27, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Aunt Margie and girls,
    You have my deepest sympathy during this extremely difficult time. He was truely a great man and loved by so many. I pray the loving memories you have will comfort you in days ahead. God Bless and RIP Uncle Archie.

  4. Mike & Linda Couvillion on February 27, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Dear Margie,
    We were so sorry to hear about Archie. Please know you & your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We have so many fond memories of Archie, especially his determination to get that grass growing between our sites! We will miss him & his happy chuckle.
    God bless you.
    Linda & Mike

  5. Allan & Jan Temperton on February 27, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Dear Margie:

    We are thinking of you and your family today with sadness and prayers. We loved Archie and feel blessed to have known him through the years that you spent in Fredericksburg. Our thoughts are with you and your family and knowing the sadness you are feeling at this time. Sending hugs your way. Love you.

  6. Carol Thomas & Chuck Jensen on February 27, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss of Archie. He will be missed by many for many different things he did during his lifetime. We enjoyed playing Pegs with him. We know that losing a spouse is one of the most difficult you can experience. Take one day at a time and use the support that friends and family are willing to give. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Keith & Chris White on March 3, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Dear Margie and family,
    I was devestated tonight when I heard of Archie’s passing. He will be missed by many who loved an respected him. God bless you all, my thoughts an prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. I’m going to miss looking across the field or walking by an not seeing or saying hi to Archie!
    Love to all,
    Keith & Chris

  8. Rosanne (Newman) Bianco on March 5, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Dear Aunt Margie,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Although it’s been many years I will miss my Uncle Archie. My condolences to all who love him. I pray for God’s grace to surround you and comfort you.
    Love, Rosanne Bianco
    (Iris’ daughter)

  9. Charles And Kimberly Coleman on March 8, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Aunt Margie and Family,
    I remember the days we had our family reunions so many years ago. What a great time it was having us all together. The laughs and joy we had being close as family’s do. I loved hearing the stories we shared. Now they are all together again laughing and enjoying each other for eternity.. Till we meet again in the heavens above. May he rest in peace. Love you Aunt Margie.

  10. Sonny and Patti Coleman on March 8, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Aunt Margie and girls,
    Patti and I send our love and prayers to you. We like so many others can not believe his passing. He will always be in our hearts. The memories of Uncle Archie and I golfing and making bets on the Jayhawks vs Indiana will always be with me.

    RIP Uncle Archie

  11. Emilie Spence on March 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I love you Grandpa, and am so very very proud of you…always in my heart <3

  12. Dale and Sharlene Pearson on March 8, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Margie and family we are so sad about Archie. He was a great friend and like family to us. Will miss him on the golf course whether betting with Dale or trying to teach me to putt, playing cards, enjoying the activities and friends at the RV park. Will miss his e-mails with jokes or political comments. We will stay in touch. Love to you and yours. Dale & Sharlene

  13. Roy and Lore Shoemaker on March 8, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We were so sad when we were told of Archie’s passing. He will be missed by many. It was always a pleasure to have him at the Poker table. He was a joy to play against. He had a heart of gold and is now walking those Golden Streets in Heaven.
    Roy and Lore

  14. Ronnie & Penny Coleman on March 9, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Archie, I know what you are going threw, but know this, the comfort in knowing that he is in the right place, WITH OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. Praying for you daily, with Love Ronnie & Penny

  15. Joe and Donna Ketchum on March 18, 2015 at 5:52 am

    Dear Margie and family: Joe and I were saddened to see Archie’s obituary in the LJWorld this morning. Archie was such a lovely person and always so kind and cheerful. You and Archie were so well matched for each other. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family now and throughout the weeks ahead. He will be greatly missed by so many. With our love.

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