Margaret A. “Peggy” Coleman, 82, died Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at her home.

She was born Margaret Ann McKinney on October 10, 1937, the daughter of Charles William and Margaret Jane (Shell) McKinney in Wilmington, Ohio. The family left Ohio and moved to several different locations before they settled in High Island, Texas on July 1, 1950.

She graduated May 15, 1955 from High Island High School; the following day the family moved to Glenwood, New Mexico, where she married Lewis Leroy Smethers on July 26, 1955. To this union two daughters were born: Margaret Kay and Loretta Ann. The marriage ended in divorce.

On February 18, 1963, she was united in marriage to Vernon Walter Jenkins in Liberty County, Texas and to this union two daughters were born: Sally Jean “Jeanie” and Maria Rose. The marriage ended in divorce.

On November 4, 1966, she was united in marriage to Lee Hardy Cartlidge in Chambers County, Texas and to this union a son was born, Delbert Lee. Her husband preceded her in death.

On December 28, 1984, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Ross Coleman in Brazoria County, Texas.

She worked as a telephone operator for many years in various locations and at Curly’s Grocery Store; and later at Babineaux’s, both local businesses in High Island. After her husband Bill’s death, she moved to Eureka.

She is survived by her children, Kay Smethers Falk of Wallisville, Texas; Ann Smethers Stuber of Eureka; Jeanie Jenkins McDowell of Beaumont, Texas; Maria Jenkins of Lumberton, Texas; Delbert Cartlidge of Childress, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren with one on the way; two sisters Tinker McKinney Adams of Winnie, Texas and Sue McKinney Viator of Liberty, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Margaret; husbands, Lee and Bill; brothers, Jim McKinney and Bruce McKinney; and sister Martha McKinney Geheb.

The family will hold a private Inurnment at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which is overseeing arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family online, at

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