Marilyn L. Coleman

Edwardsville – Marilyn L. Coleman, age 86, of Edwardsville, Illinois died at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Marilyn worked in food service for Edwardsville School District for almost 20 years. She was born August 22, 1935, in Ogden, Iowa the daughter of the late Howard & Marie (Anderson) Garvey. She married Carl E. Coleman on December 12, 1954, in Clinton, Iowa. Carl preceded Marilyn in death on February 25, 2018. Marilyn is survived by 3 daughters, Debbie Thien, of Wood River, Nancy Stahlhut & husband Roger of Edwardsville, and Linda Romann & husband Todd of Edwardsville; 1 son, Michael Coleman & wife Patricia of Edwardsville; 11 grandchildren, Aime Hamlett, Jessica Schandler, Adam & Samantha Thien, Melissa McEldowney, Matthew Hagen Swiecicki, Lucas, Cole, & Alisha Romann, George Anderson & Carl Coleman; 15 great grandchildren; two sisters, Beverly Jensen, of Clinton, IA, and Carolyn May, of Morrison, IL Besides her parents and husband, Marilyn was preceded in death by a son in law, Eric Thien; and a brother, Wallace Garvey. She was a member of Eden Church. Marilyn enjoyed spending time with her family and was very involved with activities at Eden Church. She was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Yadier Molina. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 7, 2022, at Eden Church in Edwardsville. Services will follow at 3:00 p.m. Monday, at Eden Church with Rev. John Roberts officiating. Interment will be at Valley View Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Eden Church. Condolences may be expressed online at

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