Notes for RHETTA MAE ALLSHOUSE COLEMAN:
Daughter of Joseph and Martha Ann (Kier) Allshouse.
Born: September, 1868 in South Bend Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
Died: January 12, 1927 in Spring Church, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, North Apollo, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
Cause of Death: Heart trouble and pneumonia.
Census: August 12, 1870, Armstrong, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.
June 3, 1880 - South Bend Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
June 1, 1900 - Kiskiminetas Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
April 19, 1910 - Kiskiminetas Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
March 12, 1920 - Kiskiminetas Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
Married: Torrence Coleman September, 1884 in Unknown.
Indiana Co Newspaper
Mrs. Rhetta Alshouse Coleman passed away January twelfth in her home at Spring Chruch. For several months she had been in declining health and lately her condition became serious and there was slight hopes of her recovery. Early in life she united with the Reformed Church at South Bend and later became indentified with the Presbyterian denomination at Spring Church, where she had been a faithful and devoted member of the various church circles. Although much devoted to her home and family she was always ready to minister to the sick, which won for her many lasting friendships. She leaves her husband, Torrence Coleman and these children: Frank Coleman, Mrs. Roy Beck and Mrs. Quicy Gourley, all of Vandergrift; Mrs. Irvin Gourley, Mrs. Charles Householder, Clair Coleman, Mrs. Charles Clark and Mrs. Homer Hileman, all of Apollo; Verle and Elzo Coleman, at home; twenty grandchildren; one brother, James Alshouse of West Lebanon and these sisters, Miss Clara Alshouse and Mrs. Fred Coffman, both of Vandergrift; Mrs. William McAdoo, Parkwood; Mrs. Harvey Weaver, Tarentum and Mrs. James Moorhead of Indiana. Funeral services were conducted in the Presbyterian Church at Spring Church on Saturday, January 15, and interment was made in the Church cemetery.
THE DEATH ROLL
MRS RHETTA M. COLEMAN
Mrs. Rhetta May Coleman, aged 58 years, died at her home near Spring Church, Wednesday morning, Jan. 12, 1927, at 1:40 o'clock. She had been ill for the past six months and was in a critical condition for the past five weeks. Heart trouble and pneumonia was the immediate cause of death. Mrs. Coleman was a daughter of the late Joseph and Martha Kier Allshouse, and was born in South Bend this county. Her girlhood days were spent in the home farm until Sept 1884, when she was married to Torrence J. Coleman and went to live on the old King farm on Crooked Creek where she spent three years. She then moved to the present farm where she has lived for the past 39 years. Mrs. Coleman was a member of the Boiling Springs Presbyterian church, at Spring Church, having united with that congregation 33 years ago. She was a member of the Ladies Working Circle and the Missionary Society of her church and had charge of the cradle roll department of the Sunday school. She also had charge of the T. L. work in that district. Mrs. Coleman is survived by her husband Torrence J. Coleman and the following children: Frank A., Mrs. Roy A. Beck, both of Vandergrift, Mrs. Irvin A. Gourley, Mrs. Chas. E. Householder, Clair C., and Mrs. Chas. Clark, all of Apollo, Mrs. Quincie A. Gourley, of Vandergrift, Mrs. Homer Hileman, of Apollo, and Verle J. and Elzo at home. Also the following sisters and brothers: Miss Calla Allshouse, of Vandergrift, James Allshouse, and Mrs. Wm. McAdoo, of West Lebanon, Mrs. H.F. Coffman, of Vandergrift, Mrs. James Moorehead, of Indiana and Mrs. H.C. Weaver, of Tarentum. Twenty grandchildren survive. Funeral services will be conducted at the Presbyterian church, in Spring Church, at 2:00 o'clock Saturday Aftenoon and will be in charge of Rev .C.C. Cribbs, of Ingram, a former pastor of the local church. Rev. M L. Clare, D. D. , pastor ot the Apollo Lutheran church will assist in the service. Interment will follow in the Spring Church cemetery.