Funeral services were held Thursday (today), April 26, 1979 for Edna L. Coleman at the United Methodist Church in North Loup at 2 p.m. with Rev. Earl Reed officiating. The organist was Mrs. Irma Keown and singing was provided by a duet of Mrs. Lou Hudson and Mrs. Donita Cook. Pallbearers were Gerald Sample, Larry Sample, Kenneth Sample, Steve Coleman, Gordon Portis, and James Portis. Burial was in the Hillside Cemetery at North Loup.
Mrs. Coleman was born on November 12, 1885 at Winterset, IA to James and Laura Ford Eyerly and died on April 22, 1979 at Ord at the age of 93.
Edna came to the North Loup area with her parents at the age of two and attended the Davis Creek Country School near North Loup. She was united in marriage in 1901 to John Coleman and they lived in North Loup for the remainder of their lives where she worked as a midwife for a doctor for a number of years. She was a member of the Old Friend's Church and the Rebecca Lodge, both of North Loup.
Survivors include two sons, Hillis of North Loup and Daryl of Kent, WA; one daughter, Mrs. Vernece Portis of North Loup; 10 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren, 33 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one son, one daughter, two brothers, and three sisters.
Transcriber's note: The Eyerly Family Lineal Descendents of James Harlan Eyerly and Laura Mae Ford Eyerly, published March 2008 by Gerald Wayne Bredthauer gives the marriage date as December 19, 1901.
The Ord Quiz, Ord NE published Thursday, April 26, 1979 Contributed by FAG Member #48002299