|Birth: ||Nov. 24, 1919|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 2011|
She was born in Milton Junction, Wisconsin, on November 24, 1919, to Harry J. and Mary Ellen (Mae Martin) Mullen. She graduated from Wisconsin State Teachers' College at Whitewater and was an elementary school teacher for many years, first in Lake Forest and Belvidere and later in Woodstock and Huntley, retiring shortly before moving to California in 1979. Genevieve and Ralph met in Belvidere, IL, and were married on May 13, 1943, dancing their way through the Big Band era. After the war, they lived in several places in Wisconsin and Illinois, finally settling into the restaurant business in 1953 in Woodstock, Illinois, close to both sets of parents/grandparents. They ran Coleman's Lily Pond on Hwy 14 for many years while raising a large, extended family. Mary died in her home on Febraury 20, 2011, at the age of 91. Genevieve is survived by daughters: Carole (Glenn) Lea and Cathie (Jim) Kelly, both of Union City, CA; sons: Brett (Ann) of Crystal Lake, IL, Barry of Woodstock, IL, Kelly (Mary) of Dundee, IL, and Kevin (Sally) of Wesley Chapel, FL; daughter-in-law, Kathy Coleman of McHenry, IL; niece, Sherri (Don) Ross of Calgary, Canada; nephew, Bryan (Molly) Mullen of Evanston, IL; sister-in-law, Patricia (John) Mullen of Janesville, WI; and brother-in-law, Connor (Anne Elizabeth) Ford of Whittier, CA. She is also survived by grandchildren: Michael (Karen) Kelly, Meg (Will) Fuentes, Kate (Victor) Rodriguez of California, Colleen Kelly and fiance John Mann of Florida, Seth, Egan, Brady, Mae, Mikell, and Riley Coleman, Henry and Amy Mullen of Illinois, Kyle and Kory Coleman of Florida, Jen (Erin) Furnell, and Kristen (Graham) Rigby of Canada; step grandchildren: Debbie (Bill) Mohlman and Bill (Seatama) of Illinois, Susan (Stuart) Metcalfe and Donna (Keith) Fuller of California, Dan (Stephanie) Ross, and Jackie Ross of Calgary, Canada; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Genevieve was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Ralph; her son, Brian Coleman; her nephew, Craig Mullen; her grandson, Brian Kelly; her parents, Harry and Mae Mullen; her sister, Anne Elizabeth Ford; her brother and sister-in-law; James and Violet Mullen; her brother, John Mullen; and brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Marie Coleman.
Harry Joseph Mullen (1891 - 1978)
Mae Martin Mullen (1895 - 1963)
Ralph E Coleman (1917 - 1990)*
Brian T. Coleman (1948 - 2002)*
Saint Mary Cemetery
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Record added: Feb 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66076973
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Added: Feb. 24, 2011