Jennie G. <I>Sandercock</I> Coleman

Jennie G. Sandercock Coleman

Death 1931 (aged 80–81)
Burial Fredericksburg, Chickasaw County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 69119262 · View Source
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Jennie Sandercock, daughter of Samuel and Martha Sandercock, was born in Cook County, Illinois, June 6, 1850.
She came to Earlville, Iowa, with her parents in 1855. Was united in marriage to John N. Coleman, July 31, 1868 at Greeley, Iowa. In the year 1876 they moved to Fredericksburg where they have made their home continuously for over fifty-five years, splendid types of pioneers.
To this happy union eight children were born, five of whom, with the husband, John N. Coleman, survive her. The children are Mrs. Phoebe King, Rice Lake, Wisconsin, Mr. Frank S. Coleman, West Union, Iowa, Clyde Coleman, Saltese, Montana, Mrs. Lola Richardson, Fredericksburg, Iowa, Mrs. Leo Coleman, Westgate, Iowa; Mary, Mauel and Claude preceeded her in death some years ago.
Mrs. Coleman had been in failing health for more than a year, after a brief illness following an operation, she passed away at her home Monday morning, May 12, 1931, surrounded by her faithful loved ones, with the exception of one son, Clyde of Montana, who could not be present. He was here in April before the mother's operation, making his final visit with her.
She leaves also to mourn her departure, seventeen grand children, six great-grand children and a host of friends.
"She is gone---
Life's work well done;
Life's race well run;
Life's crown well won;
Now, comes rest."

On May 12, 1931, sister Coleman, charter member of J.V. Carpenter Woman's Relief Corps, answered the call to come up higher. Quietly and sweetly she fell asleep, deeply mourned by the loved ones in her home, by her many friends in her community, and by the member of the order of which she had been an efficient faithful worker.
Few women have left such a beautiful record of a useful and well-spent life. Ever ready with willing hands and kind words, her deeds of love and charity can never be fully recorded except in the Great Beyond.
Going about in her quiet way thru years of unselfishness, she will be greatly missed, but she has builded a monument of love and duty that cannot perish. Until her strength failed her she was seen going from home to home, carrying dainties made by her own hands, to the sick and to the shut-ins. She was faithful to her church, giving of her strength and means. Her interest in the soldier and his dependent ones, was the vital issue in her busy life, as we weave a garland on Memorial Day and scatter affections incense over her ashes, and as we unveil the tablet, to the Memory of the Soldier, we will feel her spirit near in loving sympathy, for the task she was not permitted to complete. On the eve of its completion, she clasped her hands across her breast in an attitude of prayer. "God called her in from us and closed the door."
We'll not sound taps for her, the soldier's wife, the soldier's friend.
We'll sound the Reveille.
Not taps for earthly night, but reveille for the eternal morning.
Good night, dear friend, good night, we'll cherish a hope that on some bright morning, we will meet again.

Submitted by: Harriet A. Fritz

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  • Created by: Julie Farland
  • Added: 29 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69119262
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jennie G. Sandercock Coleman (1850–1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69119262, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Chickasaw County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Julie Farland (contributor 46575183) .