Paul Chelton Coleman

Funeral service for Paul Chelton Coleman, 72, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Coleman died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born on Jan. 21, 1936, in Lawrence, the son of Charles C. and Anna Rose Payne Coleman. Mr. Coleman served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged. He was employed at Kmart Distribution Center for 27 years as an order filler. Later, he also worked part-time at Lawrence Athletic Club. Survivors include his wife, Lydia; two daughters, Talaine Martin, Lawrence, and Sonya Johnson, Geneva, Ill.; two sons, Christopher C. and Robert C., both of Lawrence; two brothers, Larry, Lawrence, and Charles, California; four sisters, Minnie Lewis and Georgia Bell, both of Lawrence, Betty Fowler, Kansas City, Mo., and Nina Gordon, Asheville, N.C.; and six grandchildren.He was preceded in death by a grandson.The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at, subject: Coleman