Gertrude “Gert” Coleman, 69, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at her home.
Funeral services were held Jan. 3 at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. A memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.
Gertrude was born Aug. 5, 1944, in Muscatine, the daughter of James and Gertrude Cozad. She was united in marriage to Arnold Coleman Sr. For 23 years she had been employed at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics working in several departments, most recently the eye clinic.
She is survived by two children: Ray (Ellen) Coleman of North Liberty, and Diana (Everett) Coleman of Atalissa; her loving companion Steve Hemingway of Iowa City; three grandchildren Mike (Meridith) Coleman, Kyle Coleman and Nicole (Chris) Owens; five great grandchildren Emily Coleman, Rylie Coleman, Peyton Owens, Chasen Owens and Aliya Hemingway. Sisters: Madeline Black and May Lucas, both of Muscatine; JoAnn Baker of Atalissa; Alma Shank of Iowa City; and Debbie Mitchell of Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Jr. Coz