Mary Catherine Coleman

Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home

Clay Center, KS


Mary Catherine “Kay” Coleman was born on September 22, 1924 in Abilene, KS to William and Mary (Ike) Weishaar.

She attended Abilene schools with her younger sister Wilma.

On February 7, 1945 she married Erne Coleman. During the next 13 years they were blessed with three boys. In 1951 they moved to Clay Center to manage Robbins Shoe Store. In 1963 they purchased the store and renamed it Colemans Shoes which Kay and Erne operated until they retired in 1980.

Kay was preceeded in death by her parents William and Mary, her husband Erne, her son Jeff and her sister Wilma.

She is survived by -

Special friend and “bodyguard”: Fred Sortor of Clay Center, KS
Son: Jon Coleman and Rachel Jacobsohn of Chicago, IL
Daughter-in-law: Lucy Coleman of Parkville, MO
Son: Joel and wife Holly of Belgrade, MT
Grandchildren: Michael Coleman
Amy Coleman
Tressa Coleman
David Coleman
Daniel Coleman
Caitlin Coleman
Great Grandchildren: Logan Coleman
Jake Coleman
Lucy Coleman
Liam Coleman
Niece: Connie (Howard) Burt and husband Bill of Abilene, KS

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 24th at 10:30 am at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Clay Center.

Respect calls will be Wednesday, July 23rd from 3:00 until 7:00 PM at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM

Memorials may be made to Clay County Meadowlark Hospice or the American Cancer Society c/o the funeral home.

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