Aileen ColemanSeptember 8th, 2021
Aileen Coleman, 75, of California, Mo., departed this world on Thursday, August 26, 2021, to enter her heavenly home while surrounded by her family. She was born March 19, 1946, the daughter of August and Rachel (Griggs) Schmutzler. On June 10, 1977, Aileen married her husband of 44 years, Robert Coleman. Aileen graduated from Fatima High School and was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church. Cooking for her family and friends was a passion of hers. She especially enjoyed the special time she spent time making cookies and desserts with her grandchildren. Her other hobbies included embroidering quilt blocks, sending greeting cards to friends homebound and in the nursing home, traveling, visiting family and friends, watching Hallmark movies, and bragging about her grandchildren. Some of her last words of advice to her children were to spoil their grandchildren as she spoiled hers. Aileen is survived by children, Laurie (Micah) Porter of Russellville, Robbie (Tabitha) Coleman of California, Tina (Rick) Rogers of Latham, and Tammy Coleman of Latham; five grandchildren, Abigail, Riley, Jalyn, Jesse (Brittany), Blake; two great-grandchildren, Addison and Peyton; her sister, Jane (Tommy) St. John and family of Excelsior Springs; her sister-in-law, La Nell Pritchard of California; and her aunt, LaFaun Mock of Kansas City, Kan. Aileen was preceded in death by her parents, August and Rachel Schmutzler; husband, Robert Coleman; and brother, Joseph Schmutzler. Visitation will be held Friday, September 10, 2021, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Windmill Ridge Funeral Service. Memorial Services will follow at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Laurie Porter for Operation Christmas Child, a charitable ministry that Aileen and her grandchildren participate in yearly. Online condolences can be given at www.windmillridgefuneralservice.com.