Woody Funeral Home-Parham

1771 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA


Marlene Ditlefsen Coleman

December 3, 1927June 27, 2020

Marlene Ditlefsen Coleman, 92, of Henrico, went to be with the Lord after peacefully passing at home on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jack King Coleman. She is survived by her children, Karen Snavely (Alan) and Colene Murray (Thomas); grandchildren, Patrick Thomas (Kendra), Kim Snellings (Chad), and Karie Hendrickson (Jason); eight great grandchildren, Jacob, Zachary, Tanner, Jack, Libby, Carter, Nate, and Emily; and one great-great grandchild, Shannon.

Marlene was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who cherished her time with family and friends. She was passionate about gardening, crafting and Christmas. She shared that passion and enthusiasm with all who knew her.

The family will receive friends from 5:00pm-8:00pm on July 1st at Woody Funeral Home-Parham. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 2nd at Woody Funeral Home-Parham. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Virginia Home for Boys and Girls in Henrico.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020


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Tina & Butch McCarthy

July 1, 2020

We are so sorry at the loss of your mother. You devoted so much time, care and love these past many months. She is always with you. Much love and many hugs. Tina & Butch

Debbi Justice

June 30, 2020

Karen and Colene, how sorry I am to learn of your mother's passing. She provided a warm and loving home that yielded two wonderful and beautiful women.

With heartfelt sympathy,
Debbi Bristow Justice

Peg Ruggiero

June 30, 2020

Dear Coco,
I am so very sorry to hear about your mom passing on. You were such a devoted daughter and caregiver and I know that meant the world to her. I hope you are able to spend some time caring for yourself. Your mom is at peace and no longer struggling.

With love,
( Ruggiero)