Ann Coleman, 88, of Bellefontaine, a Veteran of the Korean War, passed away at 4:23 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at her home. She was born at home on the Tapp farm in Rushcreek Township, Ohio on December 11,1932, a daughter of the late Lewis Vincent and Maribel Louise (Kirk) Tapp.
On November 14, 1951, Ann married Carl Franklin Coleman in, Tempe, Arizona and he preceded her in death in 2009.
Carl was her High School sweetheart and she followed him into the Air Force after she graduated in 1951 from Largo High School in Largo, Florida during the Korean War. She left the service after they married, and for the next 28 years served as a Military wife, moving over 15 times to the next base assignment, sometimes alone during his overseas deployments, collecting nine kids along the way.
Ann is survived by her nine children, Beth (Jay) Parsons, Robbin (Jeff Rosebrook) Born, Dale Coleman, Mike (Patty) Coleman, Dave (Andrea Perriano) Coleman, Bonnie McCafferty, Tom (Kelly) Coleman, Jon (Heidi) Coleman, and Scott Coleman; 21grandchildren, Clint (Michelle) Zedeker, Corey Price, Amber Abbott, Kristen Carpenter, Brianna Williams, Chandra Coleman, Codee Coleman, Reilly Coleman, Derek Coleman, Courtney Peppers, Kendell Coleman, Autumn Randall, Kelly Corbitt, Scott Corbitt, Lindsay Kunz, Derek Boone, Quincy (Addy) Coleman, Erin (Corey) Whitaker, Jay Workman, Kiera Coleman, Joey Coleman, and Jason Coleman; 35 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Alice (Tony) Inskeep, Anita Tapp, and Avis Torrence; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Ann was also preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Coleman, a granddaughter Leslie Coleman, and three brothers, Robert Tapp, Don Tapp, and Chuck Tapp.
Ann was an avid reader, and when it got harder to read, she loved watching TV, especially her British detective shows and the News. She also loved connecting with family and friends on Facebook. She loved hearing news about all of her extended family and was blessed to be able to have a means to catch up and communicate with them.
She loved to thrift-shop and she loved to go out to eat; she loved filling her home up with colorful collections and she loved to sew. She loved to watch sports but especially loved watching the Buckeyes. But most of all she loved her large family and was proud of every one of them.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2021, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.
A service will be held at Rushsylvania Cemetery in Rushsylvania, Ohio at a later date for the placement of the military plaque with services provided by the Military Honor Guard.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Coleman family.
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