Laura E. Coleman

April 14, 1948 ‒ August 26, 2019

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Laura E. Coleman, age 71, of Mount Gilead, passed away Monday morning, August 26, 2019, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

On April 14, 1948, Laura was born in Galion, Ohio, a daughter of the late Robert L. and Catherine E. (Fuhrer) Morrison.  She graduated from Northmor High School in the Class of 1966.

Laura married the love of her life, Frank D. Coleman, on November 26, 1969, at her parents’ home in Johnsville.  They shared nearly 50 wonderful years together as husband and wife.

For the last 13 years, Laura worked as a Statistics Director for NASDA/USDA.  She excelled at her job and developed lasting relationships with farmers from all over.

Family meant the world to Laura. She was all about her six grandchildren, never missing a sporting event or 4-H livestock show they were participating in.  She also loved her evening rides through the country with Frank to check on crops or to just spend time together.  She liked to relax by watching whatever sport was on the television at the time, especially Ohio State.

Laura was the matriarch of the family, always taking care of everyone and everything.  She was a strong-willed leader who always put her family first.

Laura will be dearly missed by her husband, Frank, of Mount Gilead; her daughter, Amy (Todd) Guinther of Bucyrus and their children: Colton, Kendyl, Weston; her son, Adam (Margaret) Coleman of Lakeville and their children: Derek, Reid, Katelyn; three siblings: Helen (Jerry) Matuch of Galion, Bob (Karen) Morrison of Johnsville, Linda (Sam) Schlatter of Paulding; a sister-in-law, Joyce Morrison of Johnsville; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nellie (Steve) February; and a brother, Lloyd Morrison.

A private family graveside service will be held at Shauck Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Laura’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • So so sorry about Laura! She will be surely missed. Such a sweet person! You all have our Deepest Sympathy! Prayers for all.

  • My heart is breaking…..what a beautiful person Laura was. We enjoyed so many good times in high school! Frank, my prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  • Blessings and love to you, Frank, and the entire family. She was one of my close “childhood to high school” friend. Her laugh was contagious, words were caring and her love of life was why our group loved her. Even though I hadn’t seen her in years, after a few minutes, we would pick up where we left off years earlier. I will miss her !
    God bless you , Laura, and we will meet again. Cheer for us !🙏
    Dianne Craven Hellert
    Albany, New York

  • Frank and family, we are so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Our prayers are with you all.

  • Dear Frank, Amy, Adam and families, We are so very sorry to hear about Laura. Praying that God comforts you in His loving arms and that you my know His peace at this time.

  • Frank and Family
    Judy and I are joining in your lost and sending you and yours love and our prayers at this sad time.
    Gerald Gardner

  • We are so sorry to hear of Laura’s death. May God bless and comfort you and all of her family in the days ahead. She was a classmate of Rick’s, a church family member of our family, and a dear, dear girl.

  • Our thoughts and prayers to Frank, Amy, Adam and families. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So very sorry for your loss. Laura surely loved each of you to pieces. It was evident in all she spoke of any of you. Will miss our discussions at the MC fair behind the ice cream and Pork booths. Treasure the many memories she created for each of you, and may they bring you peace. Know that there are many who are supporting you in this difficult time.

  • My sincere and deepest sympathy to all of the Coleman family! I always enjoyed talking to Laura and enjoyed many laughs with her! Especially are little joke with the Indian Bread at Crawford County Fair! May God comfort you and bring you peace during this difficult time! Keeping you all in my prayers!

  • Frank, Amy, Adam and family. To lose someone you love is hard. May you find courage from loving memories, strength in the light of each new day, and comfort in the love and kindness of family and friends.

  • My heart is breaking. . .Since our 1st grade together at Johnsville Elementary, Laura has always been my friend!! To Frank, Amy, Todd, Adam, Margaret, and you wonderfully spoiled Grandkids, Larry and I send our love and prayers!!
    Laura was special to each of us who knew and loved her!

  • Frank, Amy, Adam and families, I am so sorry for your loss. Laura was a wonderful woman, a friend to many. I sure enjoyed working with her and loved our chats after training meetings. Her love for you all was evident through her face book postings and lively conversations. She’ll be remembered always. Prayers for strength in the coming days. Love you all! Karen and Paul Hershberger

  • Amy and family
    We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Keeping you in our prayers and sending hugs to you my friend

    Jamie and Carissa Sherk and family

  • Amy, I am so sorry for your loss! I have many fond memories of your mom from our high school days!! My memories continued every year, as I don’t think there was a year I didn’t see your mom at the fair!! Love and prayers to you, my friend!!

  • Frank, Amy, and Adam,
    I am so sorry to heat about Laura passing. She always had a smile and a hug to give you. Praying for your family in this time of need. God be with you.

  • Laura will be missed. I had the pleasure of working with her through the NASDA organization. She was always mentioning her kids and grandchildren you could just feel the joy she had with them. Prayers to the family.

  • Thinking of the family during this most difficult time. Sending many prayers to all…

  • We are deeply saddened to hear that we have lost such a fun loving beautiful person who will be missed by many! Frank, Amy and Adam and families we send our condolences and love to all of you during this most difficult time!💔

  • Frank and family,
    My deepest condolences to you. May your loving memories of Laura provide comfort and sustain you at this time.

  • Amy, Todd and family,

    So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. Always enjoyed talking to her at church and ball games. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Laura was one of a kind. She will be greatly missed. So many fond memories at fairs, sporting events, and other special occasions that she would never miss for her kids or grandchildren. Prayers and hugs to the entire family.

  • So sorry to about Laura’s passing. Prayers go out to the family. Graduated with her. You will be missed

  • Frank, Amy, Adam and families, this makes my heart sad to read . I enjoyed working with her at the library. Things happen for an unknown reason but we do know God is in charge and He needed her home with Him. Find peace in knowing you will be with her again. Love, Kathy and Mike Jordan

  • Frank and family. During this difficult time, may God comfort your hurting hearts with His tender care, and the gentle hope of your eternal reunion.
    I’ve been friends with Laura since 1st grade in Johnsville, lots of good memories. Lately, I was encouraged by Laura’s spiritual posts, demonstrating her deep relationship with God.
    Love and prayers.

  • Dear Frank Coleman and Families so sorry for loss of Laura, we are sending our thoughts and prayers..Sincerely Mike & Geri Park.