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Connie J. Coleman of Chester

  • Connie J. Coleman

    Connie J. Coleman

updated: 6/16/2020 9:56 AM

Connie J. Coleman, 65, of Chester, Illinois, passed away at 1:50 a.m. on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Chester.

She was born to Betty (nee Sharp) and the late William Tope on Oct. 9, 1954 in Murphysboro, Illinois.

Connie married Ronald Coleman on Dec. 10, 1972 in Belleville, Illinois; he survives.

She was a pastor of Grace Church Ministries in Chester, and where she was also a member.

Connie is survived by her husband, Ronald Coleman of Chester; her mother, Betty Tope of Carbondale; three sons, Chris Coleman of Waupun, Wisconsin, Brad (Jennifer) Coleman of Chester and Keith (Emily) Coleman of Bella Vista, Arkansas; three brothers, Ed (Debbie) Tope, Wayne Tope and Dennis (Coco) Tope; three sisters, Louann Kirkpatrick, Linda (Jim) Rathert and Patty Tope; six grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father.

It was Connie's wish to be cremated.

The family will host a visitation from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Grace Church Ministries in Chester. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Ronald Coleman and Brad Coleman officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made in Connie's memory to Family Choice. Memorials are being accepted at the Pechacek Funeral Homes in Chester.

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