Dorothy Jean Coleman passed gracefully away on June 15, 2022. Born on September 11, 1929 to James and Mary Wells of New Cumberland, WV, Jean was employed by Homer Laughlin Pottery during her youth; she was privileged to be able to be a “gold” liner on fine china dishes. She was also a member of New Cumberland Christian Church where she was a member of the choir, active member of Christian Endeavor, and involved in many activities for the youth and adults of the church. Jean enjoyed reading novels, watching John Wayne Movies, and rooting for the Steelers even during the lean years. Jean married the love of her life Robert E. Coleman on December 28, 1949; they went on to be married for over 50 years and were the proud parents of Robert “Bobby” Coleman and Judy Coleman. Together they travelled to many different locations around the United States.
Jean is preceded in death by her parents James and Mary (Alpino) Wells, her brothers James “Jr.” Wells, and William “Sonny” (Maureen) Wells, and her husband Robert E. Coleman as well as her bonus grandchildren Mark Miller and Megan Miller and her great-grandson Shane Habig. She is survived by her son and his wife Robert “Bobby” and Megan Coleman of Toronto, OH, and her daughter Judy and her husband Joseph C. Blankenship of Fairmont, WV. Jean leaves behind her grandchildren: Michele Miller Cheilenski, Kelly Coleman DelGuzzo, Shawn Coleman, Melissa Lowther and Ryan Lowther, Stacy Commodore and Joseph Commodore, and Dawn Blankenship and Jason Gross. Her great-grandchildren were some of her favorite people and will miss her greatly; they are Coleman DelGuzzo, Dominic DelGuzzo, Clay Cheilenski, Michaela Cheilenski, RyLee Lowther, Jackson Lowther, Reese Commodore, and J. Bryson Commodore. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews/great nieces and nephews.
A brief viewing followed by a memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Nixon Funeral Home in Newell, WV. A private internment ceremony will be held for immediate family only at a later date. Jean’s life was full of love, laughter, and chocolate; she will be sorely missed by all.