Coleman, Bobby

Written by David Green.

Bobby L. Coleman, 64, of Edon, Ohio, died Oct. 15, 2006, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan, Ohio.

He was born Feb. 14, 1942, in Morenci, Mich., the son of Harry and Clara (Harvey) Coleman. He married Shirley Rhymer on May 24, 1974, in Morenci, and she survives. Bobby delivered the Toledo Blade for 14 years, retiring on disability in 1996.

Besides his wife, Bobby is survived by one son, Greg (and Christina) Coleman of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Marsha (and Curtis) Surgener of Williamsburg, Ky., and Donna (and James) Stubbins of Wauseon, Ohio; six grandchildren; three sisters, June (and Tony) Richmond of Defiance, Ohio, and Dorothy (and James) Riggs and Robin Coleman, both of Wauseon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Howard, Francis, Tim and Walter Coleman, and three sisters, Joan Ries, Harriet Harris and Joyce DeMass.

No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to any Hospice organization of the donor’s choice.

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