The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


March 11, 2014

Roxie P. Coltman

WAYNE TOWNSHIP — Roxie P. Coltman, age 91, of Wayne Township, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at her home.

Born Sept. 6, 1922, in Lorain, Ohio, she was a daughter of John T. and Lillie P. (Dutter) Briggs. A long-time Wayne resident, Mrs. Coltman was formerly of Gustavus.

She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in Wayne for many years.

She attended the First United Methodist Church of Andover. Mrs. Coltman served as a 4-H leader; and was a member of the Wayne Congregational Church Missionary Society. She enjoyed sewing, flower gardening, and loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Coltman is survived by her husband of 71 years, Thomas D. Coltman, whom she married Jan. 17, 1943, of Wayne; her two sons, Thomas L. Coltman Sr. and Kenneth R. (June) Coltman, both of Wayne Township; her one daughter, RoxieAnn (Frank) Rossiter of Hiram, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Sandra Coltman of Wayne Township; six grandchildren, Tom L. (Donna) Coltman Jr. of Wayne Township, Russ (Kenna) Coltman of Conneaut, Ohio, Suzanne (Brian) Theobald of Trenton, Ohio, Kim (Brian) Stark of Edgerton, Ohio, Brandy (Jason) Collings of Wayne Township, and Janet (Patrick) Horton of Indianapolis, Ind.; and 17 great-grandchildren, Jessica (Ben) Kocab of Kinsman, Tim, Josh, Jon and Liz Coltman, all of Wayne Township, Bennett, Elizana, Caleb, Ethan and Quin Coltman, all of Conneaut, Ohio, Cassie, Alanna and Brooks Theobald, all of Trenton, Ohio, Holly, Evan and Brayden Stark, all of Edgerton, Ohio, and Hunter Collings of Wayne Township.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Eunice Cromwell and Catherine Griggs; and three brothers, Floyd, John and Roy Briggs.

A Funeral Service will be held 12 p.m., Noon, on Saturday, March 15th, at BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE, 134 Prospect St., Andover, Ohio, with the Rev. Vernon Palo officiating. Burial will follow in Hayes Cemetery, Wayne Township, Ohio.

Calling Hours will be on Friday, March 14th, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

An online guestbook is available at and

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