Gary Coleman 1946-2018

Gary Wayne Coleman, 72, passed away on Dec. 23, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa.

He was the husband of Marilyn (Markey) Coleman. Gary and Marilyn were united in marriage on Aug. 9, 1969, in Glen Ridge, N.J. They shared 49 years of marriage together. 

Gary was born Aug. 30, 1946, in Holton, the son of Marion and Edna Coleman. He graduated from Sterling College and from the University of Kansas Medical School. He completed a family practice residency at Wesley Medical Center and taught for two years at the residency program.

He was a family physician in Abilene for 34 years. He viewed his work as a vocational calling, an act of service to the community.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed golfing, playing tennis, traveling and spending time with his grandkids. He will be remembered for being a Godly man and a good husband and father. 

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of the home; his children, Matthew Coleman (Stacy Coleman), Kathleen Pierson (Will Pierson) and Benjamin Miller-Coleman (Valerie Miller-Coleman); and grandchildren, Samuel, Nathaniel, Joseph, Anna, Lucy, Leo, Lawrence, Evie, Emma, Natalie and Andrew.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Abilene with the Rev. John and the Rev. Jenny Collins officiating. Gary’s final resting place is in Abilene Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Sterling College or First United Methodist Church of Abilene, sent in care of Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third St., Abilene, KS 67410.


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