Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
February 16, 1932 - Tuesday, pg 6
Hold Rites For Mrs. M. Coleman - Died At Home of Daughter, Mrs. William Adams
Tampico: - Mrs. Margaret Coleman, aged 75 years, of Clinton, Ia., passed away Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Adams, where she had been ill for the past two months. Funeral services were held Monday at 9:30 o'clock in the St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Rev. Fr. T. O. Maguire officiating.
Requiem high mass was sung by Rev. Ft. T. O. Maguire, assisted by Eldon Adams and Richard Graham. The choir consisted of Mrs. Harry Keefe, organist, assisted by Mrs. William Dawson and Herman Linden. Mrs. Keefe sang two beautiful selections, one following the mass and one during the offertory. Friends acting as pallbearers were Frank Egan, Charles McManus, William Egan, Thomas Egan, John McGuire and John Welch.
The surviving children are: Joseph Coleman of Omaha, Nebr., Mary H. Coleman of San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. William Adams and Mrs. Leo Graham of Tampico, and Mrs. Delia DeHaven and Frank Coleman of Clinton, Ia. There are also 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren who survive. One daughter, Mrs. John Schwamberger, preceded her in death.
Among those from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Devine and Mrs. James Harris of Clinton, Ia., Mrs. Sadie McEnroe of Peoria, Mrs. John Petrie, Miss Nettie McManus, Charles and Ben McManus, Mr. and Mrs. Hellem and two children, Matt Hutton, Mrs. Vock, Mrs. Knoll, and Mrs. Fisher of Sterling, and Mrs. Henry Petrie and daughter Rose of Harmon.