Gladys Wormell Coleman, 99

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PORTLAND — Gladys Wormell Coleman, 99, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, died peacefully Sept. 5 surrounded by her family at The Cedars in Portland.

She was born in Portland on Aug. 24, 1912, the daughter of Robbie L. and Maude (Davis) Wormell.

After she graduated from Deering High School and Northeastern Business College, she was employed by Porteous, Mitchell and Braun for 11 years and Campbell, Payson and Noyes for 20 years until retiring in 1977.

She was a member of the Deering Chapter No. 59 Order of Eastern Star, and a life member and past noble grand life member of Columbia Rebeka Lodge No. 46 of Portland.

An active member of the Falmouth Congregational Church and Evening, she was also a member of the West Falmouth Extension and Greater Portland Christian Women’s Club. Her hobbies included knitting and working in her rose garden.

She attributed her longevity to her love of family.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at The Cedars for their compassionate and wonderful care.

Her husband of 49 years, Everett L. Coleman, and a son-in-law, Dr. Allan R. Corey of Yarmouth, predeceased her.

She is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Coleman Corey of Yarmouth, and Beverly Coleman Jipson and husband Fritz Jipson of Gray, and her son Robbie E. Coleman and wife Jeaneen McCann Coleman of Falmouth; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Memorial services were held last weekend.

Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.

Please visit to share condolences, memories and tribute with her family.

Memorial donations may be made to Falmouth Congregational Church, UCC, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, ME 04105, or to the Maine Parkinson Society, 359 Perry Rd., Bangor, ME 04401.

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