LimaColeen J. Graham, 55, died at 3:20 p.m. July 21, 2011, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.She was born March 19, 1956,, in Lima to John and Joan Bryan Bruin, who preceded her in death. She was formerly married to Stephen J. Grothjan and Daniel J. Graham.Coleen had been a member of Eagles, Orioles, Moose, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars of Lima. She was a 1974 graduate of Lima Central Catholic and had worked at Artex, Ex-Cello/Airfoil Textron and Goodyear. Coleen had fought cancer since 2008, winning her first two battles of throat and lung cancer. In her third battle, the cancer spread throughout her body and she lost this final battle. She was a devoted mother to her three sons.Survivors include three sons, Jason Grothjan, of Michigan City, Ind., Bryan Graham and Gina McDaniel, of Lima, and Brandon Graham and Victoria Kellam, of Lima; a grandson, Bradley Graham; three sisters, Laura (Allen) Dake , Erin Bruin and Doug Stumbaugh, and Jackie Friemoth, all of Lima; and several nieces and nephews.Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.Memorial Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church, Lima, Father David Ross will officiate. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery.Memorial contributions maybe given to the family. Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandson.com.
Coleen J. Graham