Monday, December 22nd, 2008
Former Coldwater resident Lillian Cleo Moorman, 97, died at 12:56 a.m. Dec. 22, 2008, at the Miller House, Celina.
She was born July 20, 1911, in Azalia, Mich., to Harry Sylvester and Luella Selanders Emans. On Aug. 21, 1933, she married Sylvester Vincent "Ves" Moorman, who died June 24, 1978.
Surviving are a brother, Stanley Emans, Mendon; a sister, Patricia Rice, Geneva, Ind.; and three sisters-in-law, Marilyn Emans, Mendon, Rose Moorman, Coldwater, and Alberta (Clarence) Eckstein, Celina.
Deceased are two brothers, Alfred and Raymond Emans; and two sisters, Helen Schlueter and Rhonda Lee Eitzman.
She worked at the former Celina Telephone Company as a telephone operator, as an operator and receptionist at the former Our Lady of Mercy Hospital and Community Hospital, Coldwater, and she and her husband operated the former Columbia Theatre. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and its St. Ann's Rosary Altar Sodality, the St. Cecelia Knights of St. John and the American Legion Auxiliary, all Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Richard Walling officiating. Burial is at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Hospice, Coldwater, or the Miller House.