Beverly Joan Coldren, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday at 7:18 a.m. on Dec. 16, 2019, at Grace Village, Winona Lake. She was born Sept. 24, 1927, to Omer “Otis” and Beatrice (VanPherson) Coldren.
After graduating from Laketon High School, Beverly moved to Lafayette where she was a professional seamstress working out of her home and contracting for large retail stores. Once she moved to Bremen, she became a CNA retiring at the age of 80. No matter what she did, she worked hard at it. Beverly was a very giving person and bought gifts, food, and other items for people. She loved crocheting afghans for all of her children and grandchildren until she could no longer see well enough.
She is survived by daughter, Becky (Coldren) Burton, Lafayette; sons, David (Peggy) Julian, Lafayette; and Randy Julian, Grassy, Mo.; two sisters, Brenda (Larry) Landis, Wabash; and Barbara Stewart, North Manchester; fourteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, and numerous great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, John Julian, two brothers, Bill and Keith Coldren, three sisters, Edna Tracy, Carol Paul, and Betty Smith, and one grandson.
Family and friends may call from 10-11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 23, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling. Pastor Ron Burns will officiate. Burial will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Beverly Joan Coldren, memorial contributions may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962.