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Marian H. Coleman

April 25, 1934 — February 26, 2024


Marian Huggins Coleman


A glorious chorus of angels are still singing today as they welcome the newest shining addition to their number.  

On February 26, 2024, Marian Huggins Coleman, 89, and longtime resident of Finneytown, Ohio loosened the surly bonds of this world and rose up to be with her Lord in heaven.

She was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 25,1934 and lived her early years growing up in Rockville, Maryland.  She is predeceased by her loving husband of 38 years, Gordy Coleman, former first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds in the early and mid 1960s.

Marian first met Gordy in high school where the spark of their love had its’ beginning.  That spark would grow to lead to their marriage in 1955.  They would start their married lives in pursuit of advancing Gordy’s professional baseball career.

They struggled to make ends meet in those early days, like most young couples.  But, after working their way up through the minor leagues with stints in Alabama and Indiana, their big break came when Gordy won the first baseman job with the Cincinnati Reds in 1960.

Marian and Gordy would enjoy being a part of the Reds family during the 60s and Gordy would continue as spokesman for the team following his baseball playing career.  Gordy could also be seen providing color commentary on Reds TV broadcasts.

Following Gordy’s passing in 1994, Marian, who was always active in the community, became deeply involved with The Order of The Eastern Star.  There, she led their successful support program for battered women for many years.   She worked tirelessly collecting clothing and other essentials to help women in very difficult situations.   Eventually, she was selected to hold the position of Worthy Matron for Eastern Star.  

During those years, she also gave of her efforts to educate local elementary school students, working as an assistant teacher, specializing in remedial reading.  She really loved those days of working with those young children.

She is survived by her devoted son, Shawn Coleman and his wife, Karen Coleman of Cincinnati, Ohio; her loving grandson, Shane Coleman and his wife, Katie Coleman of Cincinnati, Ohio; her brother, Harold Huggins of Silver Spring, Maryland; brother, Thomas Huggins of Rockville, Maryland; sister, Anne Pender of Centreville, Virginia; sister, Linda Huggins of Kensington, Maryland; sister, Patricia Mudgett of Sarasota, Florida; brother, William Huggins of San Francisco, California.

Marian will be remembered with fondness by all those whose lives have been touched by her loving kindness.

 Funeral service for Marian will be this Sunday, March 3rd  at 2:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Mt. Healthy, 1210 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio

Interment for immediate family and close friends will be Monday, March 4th at 1:00pm at the Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio


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