Mrs. R. E. Coleman Obituary

from The Harrodsburg Herald

Thursday, February 28, 1907, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Dies After a Brief Illness With Pneumonia

Monday night death claimed Mrs. R. E. Coleman, one of the most prominent women in town, after only a few week’s illness with pneumonia.  The sad news was heard with deep regret by every one, for she was very popular socially, and well known in church and charity work.  She was one of the most active members of the local chapter Daughters of the Confederacy, being one of its organizers and most ardent supporters.  She has always lived here, being Miss Margaret Hughes before her marriage to Mr. R. E. Coleman, and the children of that happy union, now substantial and prominent men and women, bear testimony of the goodness and faithfulness of her motherhood.  She was a devoted and loyal member of the Baptist Church.  Funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. J. M. Roddy, assisted by Rev. W. P. Harvey, of Louisville, and the interment took place in Spring Hill Cemetery.  Besides her husband, four daughters and one son, and a number of grandchildren still survive here.  They are Mr. T. H. Coleman, Mrs. Stevia Cardwell, Mrs. W. J. Poteet, of this place, Mrs. Edward Rosser, of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. W. H. Browning, of Charlottesville, Va., who were called home several days ago by their mother’s serious condition.  Mrs. James Coleman of Nicholasville, a daughter-in-law, and her two daughters came over to attend the funeral.

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  1. So interesting! This obituary is of my great-great-grandmother, whose first and maiden name I do not know. But Stevia (Stevana) Coleman Cardwell was one of her four daughters, and my great-grandmother. Her daughter, my grandmother, Tebbetts Cardwell Borjes, is buried in the cemetery at Harrodsburg. (I am named after her but called “Teddy.”) I was looking for info on Stevia and found this.
    Thanks for an interesting site.

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