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Susan Coleman

January 4, 1928 — January 13, 2021

Leawood, KS

Susan Thomas Coleman, age 93, died peacefully in the presence of her family January 13, 2021.

She was born to Marion Rawlings and Kathryn Pilkington Thomas in Red Oak, Iowa, on January 4, 1928.
Susan was married to Harold Alan "Al" Coleman for 60 years, and together in Prairie Village they raised their family and volunteered in every way possible in support of their church, Southridge Presbyterian. They loved to meet their old friends for breakfast in Kansas City restaurants and to meet new people in their world travels.
A life-long Delta Gamma (Drake University, class of 1949) she volunteered in their program for visually impaired pre-schoolers. She was also the founding treasurer of the Myasthenia Gravis Association in Kansas City. She worked for the Girl Scouts of America in Wichita, Kansas, and she worked for the IRS on Bannister Road for seventeen years.
She is survived by her son Tom (Janet) and daughter Carolyn (Dave Van Hee); her grandchildren Noelle Coleman, Marie Coleman, Rachel (Surajit) Bhaduri, Dawn Van Hee, and Alita Van Hee; her sisters-in-law Ruth Kennedy and Marilyn (Larry Ganong) Coleman; many nieces and nephews and their children, and her old friend and partner in genealogy research Gloria Reed. She was preceeded in death by her sister Marilyn Fraley, her husband Al, and her entire bridge club.

No services are planned at this time.

Donations to the Parkinson Foundation Heartland would honor her memory and her care for Al in his final years.

The family would like to thank those who worked to care for her during the past three years.

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