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Joan Payne Coleman

December 19, 1942 — November 22, 2019

Our loving and devoted mother and Grammy, Twila Joan Payne Coleman , 76, of Dothan, WV died on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

Born December 19, 1942 at Dothan, WV she was the daughter of the late Charles Redon "Jake" and Betty Ruth Painter Payne.

A 1960 graduate of Collins High School in Oak Hill, Joan went on to graduate from the Morris Harvey College School of Nursing.

Joan was the most caring, generous person who touched so many lives with her quiet gentle way. A registered nurse extraordinaire, well respected by her peers. She worked at Plateau Medical Center where she was Pediatric Head Nurse for many years - loving and caring for her young patients as if they were her own children.

She was a member of the Dothan Community Church. A true "steel magnolia" Joan loved the color pink. The family asks that those attending the service wear a splash of pink in her memory.

Joan and Arlie Gene Coleman married on August 1, 1965. He preceded her in death on August 21, 1979.

Her memory will forever be cherished by daughter, Kelly Coleman Adkins and husband, Ken; her adored grandchildren, Wyatt Adkins and fiancee, Allison Fritz, and Madison Adkins; uncle and aunt, Woodrow and Mary Lou Payne; cousins, Kelly Oliva, Tom and Brenda (her partner in crime) Rogers, David O'Dell, Billie Jo Josovitz, Charlie Payne and Deanna (Gerald) Lucas and Monte Durham; as well as other family members and many long standing friends.

Services will be on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 11:00 am at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill with Pastor Darrell Fuller officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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