Betty Coleman

A funeral service for Betty Jane Coleman was held at 10:30 a.m., April 30, at the United Methodist Church in Grand Junction. A visitation was held after 1:00 p.m. April 29 with family present from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson. Pastor Steve Ransom provided words of comfort. Honorary bearers were Jacob McDonough, Callie McDonough, Daniel Coleman Jr., La Tisha Coleman, Gage Laws, Amber Laws, Garrett Laws, Mick Pickett and Sam Coleman. Marjorie Vannatta played In The Garden, Amazing Grace and Old Rugged Cross.

Betty Jane Davis was born April 24, 1927 to Ruby Lorene and Charlie Burton Davis. By the time that Betty was around 3 years old, she had lost a baby sister Phyllis Marie in infancy, and her mother in a car accident. Little Betty lived most of her young life with her paternal Grandparents, Charlie and Eva Davis, up the road from Squirrel Hollow State Park. She attended country school and school in Rippey. When Betty was just 18 she was with her dad at the Bally Hoo in Perry, IA, where she met her husband to be, a young soldier by the name of Ross Coleman. They were united in marriage on November 15th, 1945. They had five children. Danny and Nancy came along first. Then almost 8 years later came along Dale, Patricia and finally Sandra. Betty worked as a house wife and when the kids got older she delivered the newspaper, which she roped the younger kids into helping with. She also worked at Franklins factory in Jefferson, walked beans, sorted corn at Turners, was a care giver after the kids were grown, and she took care of some interesting older people. She liked to garden, raise collies and shelties, raise chickens for the eggs, raise rabbits, and birds. She loved flowers. She was a very hard working woman, did a lot of things that weren’t expected, and enjoyed her neighbors and friends. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, her infant sister, her husband Ross on January 30, 2004, her daughter Nancy Sloan, and her granddaughter Katherine McLey.

Betty is survived by her children: Dan Coleman of Grand Junction, Dale Coleman of Boone, Trish Coleman of Jefferson, Sandy Pickett (Mick) of Boxholm, 16 grandchildren: Daniel Coleman Jr, Kim Coleman-Laws, Kimberly Sloan, Kaitie Sloan, Brandon Coleman, April Coleman, Heather Oakes, Leann Oakes, LaTisha Coleman, Tammer Bartmess, Jasper Pickett, Tyler Pickett, Kasey Pickett, Jasmin Pickett, Callie McDonough, 6 great-grandchildren: Amber Laws, Gage Laws, Garrett Laws, Destiny Lindner, McKenzie Pickett, Evony Bartmess, other relatives and many friends.

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