Leona A. (Van Horn) Coleman, 75, of Auburn, formerly of Mottville and Jordan, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan.2, 2021 due to complications with COVID. Leona was born in Auburn on June 12, 1945 to Benjamin and Margaret Van Horn. She had a love for animals, playing cards, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Leona was a former employee of Dunn & McCarthy. She was a member of the St. Andrews United Methodist Church. Leona was predeceased by son Jerry in 2014 and her loving husband of 53 years Robert Sr. on March 29, 2020. Surviving are sons Robert Coleman Jr. of Auburn and Thomas (Amy) Coleman of Port Byron, 2 sisters Wilma Ortiz of FL and Wanetta Olmstead of Camillus, 5 grandchildren Felicia (Tristan) Freier, Josh Coleman, Josh Chiarilli, Allison Coleman, Jacob Coleman, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces, and nephews. Leona touched the hearts of many as she was a social butterfly. Private services will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Mottville.
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