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Amanda Jane "Aunt Mandy" Wells Coleman
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Birth: Jun. 5, 1888
Death: Jan. 18, 1972

Amanda Jane was the eldest of five children of Julia Alice Bellomy and Randolph Wells, who were married Aug 20, 1885. Ran had five sons by prior marriages (Alfred/Henry/Charles/Jim/Frank); none lived with Ran and Alice.

Amanda was born June 5, 1886, near Urich. Her siblings were William Harrison (born 1888, died at 3 months), George Randolph William born Jan 6, 1890, Ella May Maria born Sept 1891 ( died at 20 months), and Minnie Belle, born Nov 30, 1893. Their mother, Alice, didn't recover and died within months of Minnie's birth; Minnie was given up for adoption.

Amanda married James (Jim) Henry Coleman (born Dec 2, 1869 in Wayne Iowa) on March* 14, 1906 {*per obit; an internet record says May 14, 1906}. They lived the remainder of their lives in their little white house in Creighton. Amanda and Jim had two children: Leonard Henry, born March 25, 1910 and Leulla M. born June 21, 1918. Jim predeceased Amanda on 8/15/1959.

Leonard married Matilda (Tillie) Jane Gossage (b Apr 9, 1917) on Jan 16, 1935. They had three* children, George Keith, born in Creighton Mo Dec 4, 1936; Patricia Sarah, born Stockton, Ca Dec 5, 1939 and Garey/Gary Leonard born in Stockton Ca May 18, 1942.

Leonard predeceased Amanda, dying on Sept 22, 1968; his wife, Tillie died Sept. 11, 2000 in Supulpa, Creek, OK. At the time of Amanda's death in 1972, Keith and Gary were in the Tulsa area and Pat had married a Herring and was in Waco, Tx ; there were 14 great-grandchildren**.

Amanda's daughter, Luella M., married Jake Greenlee and was living in Apple Valley, Ca. as of 1972. She died Feb 1988 in Tulare, California.

{*Amanda's obit refers to a 4th grandchild, James Anderson of Barstow, Ca. Assume that Luella had a prior marriage to an Anderson and that James is their offspring. **I've found no notes to indicate who the grandchildren married or any reference about her 14 great-grandchildren.}

Amanda cared for her father, Ran, for his last two years after his health failed; he died in her home May 14, 1941 at age 89+. Amanda, the last surviving Ran Wells offspring, died in the Golden Valley Nursing home, Clinton, Mo. at age 85 yrs, 7 mos & 13 days. She and husband Jim are buried at Parker-Gregg cemetery, near Creighton.

MRS. AMANDA JANE COLEMAN Obit dated 1/27/1972, The Creighton Banner
Mrs. Amanda Jane Wells Coleman, oldest child of Randolph and Alice Bellomy Wells, was born June 5 1888 near Urich Missouri and passed away January 18 1972 at the Golden Vally Nursing Home in Clinton, Mo. At the time of her passing she was 85 years 7 months and 13 days of age.
Mrs. Coleman moved to Creighton on November 5, 1906. On March 14 1906 she was united in marriage to James H. Coleman at Clinton, Mo.
In February 1907 she united with the Creighton Christian church. She was always active in her church until ill health forced her from attending. For a number of years she taught the primary class and was appointed superintendent of the cradle roll department in 1920.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James H. Coleman Aug 15, 1959, and her son, Leonard Coleman, Sep 22, 1968, two brothers, two sisters, one half-sister and four half brothers.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Luella Greenlee, Apple Vally CA, a daughter-in-law Mrs. Tillie Coleman, Tulsa OK, four grandchildren, Keith and Gary Coleman, Tulsa OK, Mrs. Pat Herring, Waco Tx and James Anderson, Barstow, CA; and 14 great grandchildren, a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral service was conducted at the First Christian church of Creighton, Saturday afternoon, January 22, with the Rev. Jack Daniel officiating. Two songs, "Sweet By and By" and "Take my Hand Precious Lord" were rendered by Mrs. Leonard Salmon soloist, and Mrs. Esther Brown, organist.
The honorary bearers were: J. W. Crawford, Chester Lindsay, Clifford Schnorf, Max Shulse and A.O. Turner.
The casket bearers were: Wilbur Barth, Gilbert Bradley, Roy Gregg, Everett Sites, Max Sites and Milton Sites.
Burial was made in the Parker cemetey, southwest of Creighton, with the Atkinson-Dickey Funeral Home of Garden City in charge.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Randolph Wells (1852 - 1941)
  Julia Alice Bellomy Wells (1854 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  James Henry Coleman (1869 - 1959)
 
 Siblings:
  Alfred White Wells (1873 - 1952)**
  John Henry Wells (1876 - 1955)**
  Maggie May Wells (1877 - 1877)**
  Frank D. Wells Winkler (1885 - 1965)**
  Amanda Jane Wells Coleman (1888 - 1972)
  William Harrison Wells (1888 - 1888)*
  George Randolph William Wells (1890 - 1969)*
  Minnie Belle Wells Ropp Pea (1893 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Parker-Gregg Cemetery
Creighton
Cass County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: Nov 11, 2007
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Amanda Jane Aunt Mandy <i>Wells</i> Coleman
Added by: LaDon Brennan
 
Amanda Jane Aunt Mandy <i>Wells</i> Coleman
Added by: LaDon Brennan
 
Amanda Jane Aunt Mandy <i>Wells</i> Coleman
Added by: LaDon Brennan
 
 
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You were Aunt Mandy to the whole town, but I was lucky because you were really my (very great) Aunt.
- LaDon Brennan
 Added: Nov. 11, 2007
 
 
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