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Barbara B. Coleman

May 31, 1929 — February 21, 2023

Cheshire

Barbara B. Coleman

 

CHESHIRE - Mrs. Barbara Bancroft Coleman, 93, passed over on February 21, 2023 surrounded by her children. Barbara was born on May 31, 1929, in Cincinnati, OH., daughter of the late MacGregor and Margaret (Pettyjohn) Bancroft. She was a devoted and beloved wife, mother, and grandmother and will be truly missed by all who knew her.

Barbara was raised in Milford, OH with her late brother, MacGregor Bancroft, her late sister, Beverlee Critchell, and loving parents, where she developed lifelong friendships. Her childhood was an idyllic time in her life, which she recalled fondly. After graduating from Milford High School, Barbara attended finishing school further supporting an interest in fashion, modeling, theater, and a position as a radio talk show hostess. Barbara came from a long line of clergy and devout Christians. Barbara found a strong sense of community and fellowship through her church and was dedicated to lifelong learning through bible study groups and courses.

Barbara loved to travel and spent many years with her husband, the late Herbert Coleman, in retirement in San Diego, CA, before returning to Cheshire, a few years ago. Throughout her life, Barbara loved to laugh and was always lent a listening ear. Barbara was an outgoing positive person whose beauty truly began in her heart.

Barbara leaves behind by her sons, Braden Plant, and his fiancé Eileen Curran, of Newport, RI, Brian Plant and his wife Karen, of Henrico, VA and daughter, Margaret Plant and spouse Bonnie Nicol, her grandchildren Jennifer Urbany and Jessica Ruckert, Braden Andrew Plant and her four great grandsons.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Herbert Coleman, and sons George “Dale” Plant III and Andrew Plant who were among many welcoming her to heaven.

Arrangements: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 59 Main Street, Cheshire. Friends are asked to meet directly at church. Burial will be at Cheshire Hillside Cemetery. Following her burial, a reception will be held in St. Peter's Church Hall. There are no calling hours and the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire will be assisting with arrangements. Memorial contributions in her name can be made to Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Alliance.

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Memorial Service

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

59 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410

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Burial

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Reception

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

St. Peter's Episcopal Church Hall

59 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410

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