Samantha A. Coleman, 31, passed away Sunday, September 8th. She was born February 8, 1982 in St. Paul Minnesota, the daughter of Eugene and Elizabeth (Jirik) LaBarre. Growing up in St. Paul, she attended local schools, graduated from the Alternative Learning Center in Little Canada, Minnesota and earned a BA from the University of Phoenix. On January 1, 2006, she was married to Timothy L. Coleman in Clarksville Tennessee. Most of their married life has been spent in Abilene. She had been employed by Courtyard by Marriot and has served in the U.S. Army for five years. She is a member of the Lifehouse Church in Abilene.
Survived by: Husband Timothy Coleman, Abilene; Daughter, Kathryn Coleman, Abilene; Mother, Elizabeth Jirik, St. Paul, Minn.; Father, Eugene (Paula) LaBarreSt. Paul, Minn.; Brother, Nicholas LaBarre, St. Paul, Minn.; Maternal Grandmother Violet Weixeldorfer, St. Paul, Minn.
The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service will be held 10:30 A.M. Thursday at the Danner Funeral Home. The family requests casual attire. The family will receive friends 5:30 to 6:30 P.M. Wednesday at the Danner Funeral Home. The family prefers memorial contributions be given to the Kathryn Coleman Education Fund. They may be left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.
(This obituary was written and paid for by the family of Samantha A. Coleman)