Lavina R. Coleman, 92, of Newburg, and a resident of Providence Place in Chambersburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the home, surrounded by her loving children.
Born Friday, Nov. 5, 1926, in Newburg, she was a daughter of the late Bryce and Edna Heberlig Gardner.
Lavina was a lifelong member of the Newburg United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School Class.
She worked for Larry Kearns and Paul Bogar Lumber Companies, and retired in 1993 from the Shippensburg Area School District, where she was the business manager’s secretary in the Bookkeeping Department.
She was a member of the United Methodist Women, and Rebekah Lodge.
She enjoyed being outdoors, camping, hiking, bird watching, and loved to travel and dance.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon (Anthony) Adams, Newburg; one son, Roger (wife, Molly) Coleman, Chambersburg; two grandsons, Zachary (Amanda) Adams, and John (Sara) Adams; two granddaughters, Hannah (Eric) Chapman, and Rebekah (Victor) Almanzar; 10 great-grandchildren, Dylan, Emma, Ava, and Mia Adams, Cash and Macy Chapman, and Vivianna, Oscar, Vitico, and Taino Almanzar; and two siblings, Mary Ann Robertson and Robert Gardner.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth G. Coleman, who died Aug. 6, 2007; six siblings, Virginia Peters, and Lee, Eugene, Jim, Charles and Richard Gardner.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019, in the Newburg United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Judi A. Herrold and John A. Ile Jr. officiating. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
A viewing was held one hour prior to the service Sunday in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Women, 475 Riverside Drive, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10115.
Online condolences may be expressed at: www.fogelsanger- brickerfuneralhome.com.