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Arthur Paul Coleman

Published on -8/31/2012, 10:04 AM

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Arthur Paul Coleman, 80, Lake St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Ellis, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at his home.

He was born Oct. 28, 1931, in Paris, Ark., to Jim and Ella (Riddle) Coleman.

He married Karolyn Kaye (Witt) Coleman on July 25, 1955, in Great Bend. She preceded him in death in January 2012. He worked in the oilfields of North America, South America and Saudi Arabia. Later, he began a second career as a gold miner in Elko, Nev. He retired from the gold mines and later returned to Ellis and worked at Walmart in Hays and then Wheelchairs of Kansas in Ellis.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ellis.

Survivors include a son, Mark Coleman and wife, Lynn, Lake St. Louis; a daughter-in-law, Renae Coleman, Gillette, Wyo.; two brothers, Ralph Coleman, Gillette, Wyo., and Joe Coleman, Wichita; four sisters, Clynelle Gamble, Arlington, Texas, Imogene Cox, Wichita, Judy Coleman, Lindale, Texas and Sammi Campbell, Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, John Coleman in 2011 and Jim Coleman in 1994.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St Mary Catholic Church, Ellis; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis, KS 67637.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to VFW in Ellis in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or email keithley@ruraltel.net.

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