Lydia Coleman

Funeral services for Lydia L. Coleman, 71, Lawrence, KS, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Ninth Street Baptist Church in Lawrence, KS.  Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.  Pastors Delmar White and William Dulin will be the officiants. She died in her home Wednesday, December 14, 2011.

She was born on January 3, 1940 in Ottawa, KS, the daughter of Russell and Vera McNeair Logan.

Mrs. Coleman grew up in Lawrence and was a graduate of Lawrence High School.

She was a homemaker and had also been a substitute school teacher.  She also worked for a time on the staff at the Douglas County Council on Aging.

Mrs. Coleman was a member of the Ninth Street Baptist Church and a Tai Chi Group.

She was married to Paul C. Coleman. He preceded her in death on November 1, 2008.

Survivors include two daughters, Talaine Coleman Martin, of Lawrence, Sonya Johnson, of Geneva, IL, two sons, Christopher Coleman, of Overland Park, KS, Robert Coleman, of Lawrence, four sisters, Cynthia Sims, of Dallas, TX, Rochelle Nelson, of Lexington, KY, Donna Logan, of Lawrence, KS, Darla Lake, of Addison, TX, fifteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, a grandson, and a brother.

The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the charity of the donor’s choice and may be sent to the mortuary.

18 Condolences

  1. Jeanne (Rice) Dean on December 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I was so shocked & saddened to hear of Lydias death we had been meeting monthly for lunch with the girls from her class of 1958.She will be saddly missed by all her friends and remembered with great love.

  2. cynthia sims on December 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm


  3. Kimberly Boyd Wasson on December 17, 2011 at 7:18 am

    So Sorry to hear about your Mom Talaine. You and your family are in our prayers.

  4. Lois, Edward and Susie Rockhold on December 17, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. Miss Lydia was a North Lawrence Matriarch forever, and always will be.
    Peace be with you,
    Lois,Edward and Susie Rockhold

  5. Sandra Hayes Shawhan on December 17, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I am very grateful to have known Lydia and was saddened to hear of her passing. Lydia and I and other tap dancers, danced for years together and even within the last few years, Lydia sent me a picture of one of our dance recitals, and it is a picture that I treasure. I know that her family will find some comfort in the support and prayers of friends, Ninth Street Baptist Church, and others, and I will remember Lydia and her family in my prayers.

  6. Sandra Hayes Shawhan on December 17, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Lydia and I and others tap danced together for years, and Lydia sent me a picture of one of our recitals. It is a picture that I treasure. I know that Lydia’s family will find some comfort from friends and family, Ninth Street Baptist Church, and others, and I will keep Lydia and her family in my prayers also. The peace of the Lord be always with you.

  7. Carol Pohl, Jill Lamkin, Josh Coffman on December 17, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I had so much respect for Lydia. She could always make me smile and laugh. I think she was my favorite neighbor I ever had. Jill and Josh were so saddened for all of you and the loss for all of her grandchildren. Josh and I were always looking forward to her Christmas letter. Will think of her every year at this time. Love and Peace to you all.

  8. Jeanie Whiteside Verner on December 18, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Lydia was a wonderful, caring, thoughtful person. I always looked forward to a big hug whenever I saw her. She always lifted my spirits. I am sure she will be missed by many including myself. I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest and most sincere condolences.

  9. Uncle LeRoy Logan on December 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    To: Talaine and Family. I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Lydia Coleman.Sorry I will not be able to attend,but prayers and thoughts are with you. May God give you strength and Peace during this time of your grief and sorrow.

  10. DENISE L BOYD on December 19, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Cousin Talaine,Sonya,Christopher and Robert,
    I just wanted to express my deepest condolences to you and the family. I was so shocked when the folks called and told me about Cousin Lydia’s passing. I was just getting ready to send out a Christmas card to her because she is one person on my dads side of the family that I would keep in touch with. She was a beautiful person and she is truly going to be missed. Unfortunately I am unable to get to Lawrence for her services but I know my parents plan to be there. May God give you all the strength you need to get through this time of sorrow. Remember Psalm 30:5 “weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning”. Try to remember the happy times that you all had with your mother. Let this bring you all closer together as siblings. My love goes out to each of you. Please lets keep in touch one with another. I love you all.

    Love, Cousin Denise

  11. HAROLD AND ELLA BOYD on December 19, 2011 at 10:26 am

    To the Coleman family,
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful lady. I was fortunate to have her as a cousin. She will truly be missed. May God continue to give you all the strength that you need to get through this time of sorrow. Continue to look to the hills from whence cometh your help because all of your help comes from the Lord. May God bless and keep you all.

    Love always,
    Rev Harold L Boyd and Mother Boyd (Cousin Harold)

  12. De Andrae Boyd on December 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    To my Lawrence Family, words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of the loss of Cousin Lydia. I am so glad I had an opportunity to be able to be blessed to know her. May God continue to keep his loving arms around you and the family today and in the days to come. Find comfort to know that she is at peace with Cousin Paul and our heavnely father. Pslams 23:4 “Yea,though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil; For You are with me;
    Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
    Much Love Always,
    De Andrae, Tori and Jai Boyd (Cousin De Andrae)

  13. Darlene Brown Nichols on December 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Sorry to hear about Lydia’s passing. I will keep you in my prayers.

  14. Pastor Delmar and First Lady White on December 19, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    We send our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mother Lydia Coleman. She was a faithful member of Ninth Street. I looked forward to hearing her words of encouragement every Sunday Morning during the service. She will be missed by her Ninth Street family. Know that we are praying for as a family during this difficult time.

  15. Geri Green on December 19, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Cynthia and the Colemans… Lydia and I — along with Deborah Berry, Sherniece Newman, Larry Coleman, and Mary Jo Mitchell — started kindergarten together at Cordley School… We lost contact over the years, however we reconnected and have been searching for the McNair/Vann connection over the past several years… My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead and I share your grief… But, your special memories of her and the love of family and friends will sustain you… I will be there in spirit and hope to talk to you soon, Cynthia… RIP, Lydia…

  16. verner newman on December 20, 2011 at 9:20 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with the children and family as far as i’m concerned Aunt Lydia
    Verner L Newman IV Bubby

  17. Geri Green on December 20, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Cynthia and the Coleman Family… I started kindergarten with Larry Hamilton not Larry Coleman… gg

  18. Doris Lewis on December 21, 2011 at 11:09 am

    So sorry to hear this news. Will keep the entire family in prayer.

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