Mary Coleman

COLEMAN, Mary L. (Shepherd), 85, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born May 14, 1925, in St. Clairsville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Carleton and Dorothy (Seabright) Shepherd.

She was retired from the city of Martins Ferry. Mary was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Martins Ferry, and the Quilting Organization.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Lois Carle.

Surviving are her husband Harry P. Coleman Jr.; a son Harry P. (Judith) Coleman III of Martins Ferry; daughter Debra (Richard) McGee of Martins Ferry; two granddaughters Megan (Adam) Wimmers and Erin Priest, both of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Monday, May 9, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 40 N. Fourth St., Martins Ferry, Ohio, with Pastor Philip K. Van Dam officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, St. John’s Lutheran Church, or American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by Heslop Funeral Home, Walnut at Fifth, Martins Ferry, Ohio. Online condolences may be expressed at