Obituaries & Tributes

Vernice Coleman

Vernice Elizabeth Coleman passed away Oct. 27, 2020 at the age of 90. Vernice was born in Mabel, Ore., on Nov. 20, 1929 to John C. Hileman and Edith M. Ewing. She married Allen L. Coleman, Sr. on Nov. 24, 1945 in Eugene. The honorable Judge Heard married the couple in his home. Vernice was preceeded in death by her husband, Allen and two sons; Allen L. Coleman, Jr. & Terry Ronald Coleman. She is survived by four daughters: Sharon Fipps (Floyd), Christina Hatton (Ted), Mellea Lynn Coleman (Greg) & Becky Kay Guernsey (Craig) and one daughter-in-law, Joyce Coleman (Allen).

Vernice was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren & one great-great-granddaughter.

Vernice was a devoted member of Springfield Faith Center for over 30 years. Vernice’s passion in life was her family and her faith.

A private family graveside service will be held at Springfield Memorial Gardens. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Springfield Memorial Funeral Home. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guestbook at



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