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112 West King Street
P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
Fax: 717-532-8471
Lavina Coleman

Lavina R. Coleman (Gardner)

Friday, November 5th, 1926 - Thursday, June 6th, 2019
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Lavina R. Coleman, 92, of Newburg, a resident of Providence Place in Chambersburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the home, surrounded by her loving children.

Born Friday, November 5, 1926 in Newburg, she was a daughter of the late Bryce and Edna Heberlig Gardner.

Lavina was a lifelong member of the Newburg United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School Class. She worked for Larry Kearns and Paul Bogar Lumber Companies, and retired in 1993 from the Shippensburg Area School District where she was the Business Manager’s secretary in the Bookkeeping Department.

She was a member of the United Methodist Women, and Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed being outdoors, camping, hiking, bird watching, and loved to travel and dance.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon (Anthony) Adams, Newburg; one son, Roger (wife Molly) Coleman, Chambersburg; two grandsons, Zachary (Amanda) Adams, and John (Sara) Adams; two granddaughters, Hannah (Eric) Chapman, and Rebekah (Victor) Almanzar; ten great grandchildren, Dylan, Emma, Ava, and Mia Adams, Cash and Macy Chapman, Vivianna, Oscar, Vitico, and Taino Almanzar; and two siblings, Mary Ann Robertson, and Robert Gardner.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth G. Coleman, who died, August 6, 2007; six siblings, Virginia Peters, Lee, Eugene, Jim, Charles, and Richard Gardner.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Newburg United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Judi A. Herrold, and Rev. John A. Ile, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service on Sunday in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Women, 475 Riverside Drive, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10115.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, June 9th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Newburg United Methodist Church
    203 N. High Street
    NEWBURG, PA 17240
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  • Service

    Sunday, June 9th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, June 9th, 2019 2:00pm
    Newburg United Methodist Church
    203 N. High Street
    NEWBURG, PA 17240
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    Rev. Judi Herrold
  • Interment

    Prospect Hill Cemetery
    newville, PA 17241
  • Reception

    Newburg United Methodist Church
    203 N. High Street
    NEWBURG, PA 17240
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Sharon Shuman

Posted at 12:49pm
Lavina was such a sweet lady. When I began my career at Shippensburg Area School District, she always had a smile and a kind word. I will always have a high regard for her. My sympathies to the family.

Lisa Shoap

Posted at 04:43pm
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Lisa (Johns) Shoap

Christine Dick

Posted at 08:19am
We have many wonderful memories of Lavina. Camping, the Rebekah Lodge, church, her acute bookkeeping skills, a card playing partner and friend to my mother, and a wonderful Christian women to name just a few. We extend our sincere condolences to Sharon, Roger and families. Peace be with you. Tom and Chris Dick

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