Mary Frances Coleman, nee Farmer, of Cherryville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at home surrounded by her family at the age of 83 years, 4 months and 14 days. She was born June 7, 1937 in St. Louis to Benjamin H. Farmer and Mabel L. Watson Farmer. Mary was united in marriage on April 21, 1958 in St. Louis to Billy Joe Coleman.
While living in St. Louis, Mary was employed as a nursery school aide at Gateway Temple Christian School. After moving to Steelville she became a nursing assistant to Dr. Baumann where she was blessed to be able to minister in her own way to the many patients who walked through the door and retiring after eighteen years. She was a faithful member of the Center Ridge Pentecostal Church. Mary enjoyed reading, watching the birds, drawing and artwork, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and singing. Most of all she loved being around her big family, her church family and many friends giving away her well known hugs. One of her last requests the day before she passed was to hear her husband, Joe, once again tell her in Spanish, “Te quiero mucho Maria”, which is “I love you very much Mary.”
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Mabel Farmer; son, Bill Joe Coleman; son-in-law’s, Gary Russell and Stanley Bell; two sisters, Betty (Ralph) Jones and Jenny Farmer; three brothers, Lyndon Farmer, Brice Farmer and Dwight (Gladys) Farmer; brothers-in-law, Frosty Vetteto, Charles Coleman and David Firey; sister-in-law, Shirley (Jimmy) Blankenship; four grandchildren.
Mary will be deeply missed by her husband of sixty-two years, Joe Coleman of Cherryville, MO; six sons, Robert “Bob” (Carol) Coleman of Cherryville, MO, Rodney Coleman of Columbia, MO, Billy (Deana) Coleman of Steelville, MO, Randy (Brittany) Rebura of Wright City, MO, Ricky Rebura of Mansfield, MO and Ronnie (Heather) Rebura of Nixa, MO; seven daughters, Noma (Ron) Burkholder of OK , Mary (Butch) Brown of Bentonville, AR, Carol Thielemann of Cuba, MO, Tracy Case of Herman, MO, Bonita (Mike) Lottman of Union, MO, Retta Russell of Viburnum, MO and Misty (Larry) Harmon of Cherryville, MO; daughter-in-law, Eva Coleman of Roland, AR; five brothers, Richard (Joan) Farmer of St. Louis, MO, Forrest (Cathy) Farmer of KS, Ben (Betty) Farmer of Arnold, MO, Gary (Bonnie) Farmer of Poplar Bluff, MO and Patrick (Diane) Farmer of Pontoon Beach, IL; two sisters, Judy Jackson of St. Louis, MO and Glenda (Jerry) Ebert of Fruitland, MO; sisters-in-law, Leona Firey of OK and Marsha Coleman of OK; thirty-seven grandchildren, Joshua, D.J., Julie, MaryJo, Sam, Heather, Timmy, Colt, Chase, Chance, Wendy, Sarah, Austin, Melissa, Penny, Natalie, Ariel, Samantha, Lorenzo, William, Dawson, Lacey, Noah, Mary, Chris, Lynette, Erin, Danielle, Chad, Dylan, Draven, Drew, Jimmy, Kenny, Justin, Tyson and Cameron; 40 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives; and many friends.
The Family received friends from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO and from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Center Ridge Pentecostal Church in Davisville, MO
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Center Ridge Pentecostal Church in Davisville, MO with Pastor Harrison Brown officiating and grandson, Josh Coleman reading the obituary. Memories were shared by Shirley Brown and others. Music of "All My Hope is in Jesus" was sung by Josh Coleman, "Heaven Just got Sweeter" and a Heaven Medley was sung by Bob, Carol, and Josh Coleman accompanied on piano by Alex Coleman. The service was Live Streamed on Britton-Bennett Funeral Home FaceBook page.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Martin-Trask Cemetery, Cherryville, MO.
The Coleman Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given in Mary's name toward a monument for the cemetery.
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