Shirley L. ColemanSeptember 26,2012
Shirley L. ColemanShirley L. Coleman
MANCHESTER — Shirley Lyons Coleman, 88, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Equinox Terrace in Manchester.
She was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Greenfield, Mass., to Frederick Elwell Lyons and Olivia (Burbank) Lyons. She attended primary schools in Greenfield, Mass., and Bondville, Vt. She graduated from Leland & Gray in Townshend in June 1942, second in her class. She was married to Elton Arthur Coleman May 16, 1943.
Shirley was the librarian and trustee of Winhall Memorial Library for many years. She was a member of The Bondville Methodist Church. When the new school was built, she helped to raise money for the extras (kitchen freezer, stove, hot lunches, etc.).
Mrs. Coleman was the clerk and postmaster at the Bondville Post Office, retiring in 1978 after 25 years of service. She was a member of the of Nile Shrine Court #94 LOSNA in Brattleboro, Vt.
Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Elton, two brothers, Kennon and Frederick “Buddy” Lyons; and is survived by her two daughters, Sheila (Coleman) Eddy, Sandra (Coleman) Jones, and one son, Elton Stuart, a sister, Francesca (Lyons) Gray, brother Sprague, and a number of nieces and nephews. Also surviving are eight granddaughters, one grandson, three great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
Graveside committal services and interment will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. in the Bondville Cemetery, Winhall.
Memorial contributions in Shirley’s memory, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Londonderry Vol. Rescue Squad, PO Box 911, Londonderry, VT 05148; or Mountain Valley Health Clinic, PO Box 310, Londonderry, VT 05148.
Arrangements are under the care of White Funeral Chapel, Townshend.
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