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Barbara Coleson, 79, of Rockwall, Texas, passed away July 31, 2017.
She was born Dec. 28, 1937, in Marshall County, Ill., to Charles Warren Mathewson and Harriet Marie Dalrymple. Barbara was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Lunch Bunch Club. She enjoyed volunteering her time and services to the Friends of the Rockwall County Library, Meals on Wheels, the Children's Advocacy Center for Rockwall County, the Downtown Merchants Association, the Rockwall Woman's League, the Rockwall Farmer's Market, Rockwall Summer Musicals and the Education Foundation for Rockwall ISD.
Barbara is survived by her loving children, Faith Jones and husband Douglas of Georgetown, Texas, Amy Peeler of Bonham, Texas, and R.J. Coleson of Rockwall; mother Harriet Rediger of Round Rock, Texas; and grandchildren: Emily Jones of Georgetown, Tanna Bible and husband David of Georgetown, Gemma Jones and husband Daniel Stone of League City, Texas, Margaret Adams and Chrystal Kitchen of Gun Barrel City, Texas, Amy Adams of Greenville, Texas, Faith Rich and husband Micah of Bonham, Rebel Peeler of Bonham, Jett Peeler of Bonham and Cole, Drake, Hunter, Zane and Wyatt Coleson of McKinney, Texas; along with 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harry and Bertha Dalrymple; father Charles Mathewson; husband Ronald Coleson; and daughter Beth Adams.
Funeral service under the direction of Rest Haven Funeral Home, Rockwall, will be held 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4, at The Performing Arts Center at Herman E. Utley Middle School, 1201 TL Townsend Dr., Rockwall 75087, with Tiffany Wright officiating. Private family interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Rockwall.
Memorials in Barbara's name may be made to the Children's Advocacy Center for Rockwall County at 1350 E. Washington St., Rockwall, TX 75087 or online at www.rockwallcac.org, the Rockwall Summer Musicals at www.rockwallsummermusicals.org or to the Friends of the Rockwall County Library at www.friendsrockwall.com/donate/.
Published on August 2, 2017
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