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Mrs. Joan H. Coleman

Mrs. Joan Coleman

Joan Hughes Coleman, age 91, passed away on December 14, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio.
Joan was born on March 11, 1932 in Gary, Indiana and was a graduate of Roosevelt high school. She married the love of her life, Dr. John H. Coleman, and they settled with their family in Toledo, Ohio. As a busy mother of four children and community activist, Joan went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in education and social work from the University of Toledo. She was the first Executive Director of the Toledo/Lucas County Victim Witness Assistance Program where she served as a relentless advocate seeking justice for individuals and families who were victims of violent crimes.
Joan is survived by her loving family including children, The Honorable Michael B. Coleman (Janelle), Jeffrey L. Coleman (Valerie) Dr. Linda E. Coleman (Dr. Eric Candler) and sister Elaine Pittman, along with a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceeded in death by her mother, Rose Hughes, husband, Dr. John H. Coleman, and son David L. Coleman.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at First Church of God, 3480 Refugee Road, Columbus, Ohio 43232. Family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service at Noon. The graveside committal service will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2023 at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, 4210 Central Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43606. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Toledo/Lucas County Victim Witness Assistance Program.

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