Coleen Elizabeth Locke

September 22, 1949 - May 12, 2021

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Coleen Elizabeth Locke, 71 of Springfield, Ohio passed away, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 in Oakwood Village Springfield, Ohio.

She was born September 22, 1949 in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of the late James M. and Naomi (Powell) Locke. She was active at the Nation Chapel United Methodist Church. Coleen retired after many years of service from Ohio Edison as an office administrator. She loved being around children and volunteered for many years at South Vienna Elementary School.

She is survived by her siblings, Cindy Rucker, Michael Locke and Pam Locke; her niece, Jamie Rucker, nephews, Matthew (Becky) and Christopher Locke; great nieces and nephews, Connor, Joel, Kylie, Callan, Johnathan, Nikole (Josh) and their son, Kailor, Nathan and son, Wyatt, Justin, Cody, and a special great niece, Abigail.

Coleen is preceded in death by her parents; her life partner, Richard Graham; her brother Barry Locke and a nephew Sean Locke.

Guests are respectfully asked to wear masks and attendance will be monitored to ensure safety for everyone attending.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 12-2 p.m. on Monday, May 17, 2021 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Vernon Asbury Cemetery, Catawba with Sue Neves officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Nation Chapel Food Pantry, 13730 Urbana-London Rd, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044, Second Harvest Food Bank, 701 E. Columbia St., Springfield, Ohio 45503 or to any Children's Charity.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Sharon Oglesbee(daughter of Kenny Group) - May 15, 2021
Coleen was my Dad’s, Kenny Group, secretary for many years at the Ohio Edison. She was a friendly lady and Dad really liked her. May she rest now in a better place 🥰🌈
Kenny Ashworth - May 15, 2021
Sorry to hear of Coleen’s passing. May her memory be a blessing.
Brian Frock - May 14, 2021
May those whom Coleen has left behind be comforted by remembrances of the kindness, friendliness and love she showed to all she met along life's journey.
Pat SheerinHolloway - May 14, 2021
Colleen was a special person, loved by many . She put children first, and was always willing to help out when needed. She will be missed! My best to her family, and special love sent to Abigail, Jamie, and Cindy

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