COLEMAN, Mary Catherine

Female 1908 - 2010  (102 years)

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  • Name COLEMAN, Mary Catherine 
    Born 10 Feb 1908  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census (desc) 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mary C. Strine, 102, Milton

      MILTON - Mary C. Strine, 102, of Milton, passed away onSunday, Oct. 3, 2010, after living a full and beautiful long life in the samehome since she was 5.
      She was born Feb. 10, 1908, in Milton, a daughter of thelate Ralph and Grace (Klapp) Coleman. She and her husband, George W. Strine,celebrated 61 years of marriage before his death on May 31, 1988.
      She was the last surviving member of her immediate familyand of her graduating Class of 1925 at Milton High School.
      Mary worked as a florist in Milton at Small's and Enterline'sflower shops and greenhouses, retiring at the age of 88. She was a very activemember of the Milton Garden Club, and it gave her great pleasure to share herknowledge and skills in the art of arranging with her many friends. Her homewas always beautifully decorated with plants and flowers and was ever changingeven until her death. She was blessed with good health and a very alert mindand was very well loved and respected by all who knew her. She was a lifelongmember of the Milton Historical Society as well.
      Mary was a lifelong member of St. John's United Church ofChrist, formerly of Arch Street, Milton, and now in New Columbia.
      She thoroughly enjoyed caring for her home, her devotedcompanion, her cat, Pouf, and her beautiful gardens in her shady, inviting andpeaceful yard. She loved and cherished time with her family and friends. Shealways enjoyed a good cup of hot tea, and playing cards, at which she alwaysmanaged to be a winner. She loved owls, lighthouses, butterflies, hummingbirds,all things about nature and was an avid reader. She never met a stranger. Youwere her friend as soon as she greeted you. She was very honored to be paintedas part of the first mural in Milton, where she is seated in the trolley carriding as she did as a teenager.
      She is survived by daughter, Georgia A. Brown and husbandMerrill, of Milton and Sarasota, Fla.; a son, Dick C. Strine and wife Gertrude,of Whispering Pines, N.C.; and daughter, Mary C. "Cathie" Bazarnicand husband Steve, of Cumberland, Md.; five grandchildren, Beth Stover andhusband Jerry, of State College, Jeri Schilpp and husband George, of Aquebogue,N.Y., Traci Quackenbush Viklund and husband, Mark, of Manhasset, N.Y., DickStrine II and wife Lorraine, of Bayport, N.Y., and Christie Bazarnic ofCumberland, Md., and State College; nine great-grandchildren, NicholasBathurst, Brett Stover, George and Daniel Schilpp, Whitney, Chris J. and KelseyQuackenbush and Coleman and Derek Strine; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by one son, Charles M. Strine, andone sister, Ella Coleman Ratusnock.
      Mary was an inspiration and the wind beneath the wings ofall who knew her, and she will be sorely missed by all.
      Friends and relatives will be received from noon to 1Saturday, followed by a memorial service at 1, at First Presbyterian Church, 47Walnut St., Milton, with the Rev. Doulas Seagle and the Rev. Stephen Shirkofficiating.
      The family will provide flowers and asks for memorials inMary’s memory be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ, 906 Old Route 15,New Columbia, PA 17856, or to the Milton Historical Society, P.O. Box 5,Milton, PA 17847.
      Arrangements are under the care of the Shaw Funeral Home,400 N. Front St., Milton.
      Source: The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA
    _UID D25475734F754D0AA6185B0AAB6AB12E4006 
    Died 3 Oct 2010 
    Person ID I6559  Milton Families
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2015 

    Father COLEMAN, Ralph Emroy,   b. 1 May 1884, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother KLAPP, Grace E.,   b. 1886, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1908 
    Family ID F2050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family STRINE, George W.,   d. 31 May 1988 
    Married 1927 
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F3081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S169] The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA.