Joan M. Coleman

June 14, 1938 ‒ December 11, 2016

Newark, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

Joan M. Coleman, age 78, of Newark and formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio, died Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Licking Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

On June 14, 1938, Joan was born in Morrow County, Ohio, the oldest of seven children of the late George W. and Ruth L. (Wilson) Coleman.  She graduated from Johnsville High School in the class of 1956.

For thirty years, Joan worked as an electronic tech supervisor at the Newark Air Force Base.

Joan was a member of the Central Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Newark, and formerly of the Pulaskiville Community Church.  Over the years, she enjoyed bowling and golf.

She will be missed by her six siblings: Charles (Marjorie) Coleman, Jean Williamson, Frank (Laura) Coleman, Donna (Cal) Shirk, Donald (Cheryl) Coleman, and David (Margarita) Coleman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services honoring her life will be observed privately at her graveside in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville, with Pastor Jim Young officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, OH 43017.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Joan’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Charles, Jean, Donna, Frank, Donald, and David we are sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Our prayers are with you all.

  • To the Coleman’s and your families we are so sad to hear of Joan’s passing. Joan held a special place in our hearts as she regularly kept in touch with my Mom, Joan Wilson here in Australia. Pat and I were so pleased that we were able to visit her on our recent trip to Ohio, with Charles and Margie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. All our love Joan, Pat and Robert, Dennis and Janice, your cousins from Australia.

  • Thinking of you all, may God bless, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
    Gerald & Judy Gardner

  • Dearest family and friends of Joan,
    We are so sorry to learn of Joan’s passing today. I’m writing of behalf of the Serey family. Our family has known Joan since 1978 when my brother Chris met her at the Newark Air Force Base. Our parents were also friends with Joan after they met through my brother, and our father worked at the Newark Air Force Base as well. Our parents (Jim and Sylvia) have been deceased for many years, but we can all remember celebrating Christmas at my parent’s home outside of Newark with Joan. My brother now lives in Pittsburgh with me, and usually spoke with Joan a couple of times a week.

    We are so sorry to learn of her passing and will miss her along with you.

    Our deepest sympathy,
    The Serey Family

  • Coleman Family, Sorry for your loss. Had many fun times with Joan ‘back in the day’. With gas at 25 cents a gal , we kept the roads hot. Great memories. Blessings to all. Charlene Ireland Fliger Loudonville, Ohio Grew up in Edison.

  • To the Coleman family; So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  • To the Famly of Joan Coleman,
    I remember the good times we had as classmates. It is too bad that Joan
    could not get together with our class periodically. We will miss her.
    Margaret Litt