Marguerite C. Coleman (95) of Woodstock, VA passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Greenfield Senior Living. Born in the Green Spring area of Abingdon, VA on March 17, 1918, she was the daughter of Sally King Thomas Carpenter and Wiley Aven Carpenter. She received a B.A. from King College with teacher certification in elementary education and biology. She taught several years in Washingtonville and Newburgh, NY.
In 1940 she married Humes M. Flynn of New York City, NY who was also a graduate of King College. After Humes’s four year WW II service in the Pacific, they moved to Washingtonville, NY. There they raised their two daughters, Patricia and Marguerite. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Washingtonville. Later she became a real estate broker.
In 1964 she married Ernest F. (Bud) Coleman, who built their homes- one in NY and one in Sarasota, Florida. For a number of years they divided their time between the two residences.
For several years Marguerite pursued genealogical family research, acquiring the necessary documentation for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Society of Colonial Dames, XVII Century.
Mrs. Coleman was a gifted artist, having been in several exhibits. Especially dear to her family are scenes of the Washingtonville/Hudson Valley area. She is survived by daughters, Patricia Flynn Ladehoff (Hal), Marguerite Smiley; granddaughter, Melissa Folz; grandsons J. Patrick Ladehoff (Amy),D. Flynn Hulver (Brooke); great-grandchildren: Conner C. Folz, Emmy Ladehoff, Sydney and Olivia Hulver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud; sisters, Ella Rose Carpenter and Mary Tarcza and great-grandson, Hal Flynn Ladehoff.
The funeral will be Saturday, October 26, at 11:00 a.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home, 157 N. Main Street, Woodstock, with visitation at 10:00 a.m. Donations in memory of Mrs. Coleman may be made to Woodstock Rescue Squad, 132 W. Reservoir Rd., Woodstock, 22664, and Woodstock Fire Department, 121 W. Court St., Woodstock, VA 22664.