DeVerne “Vern” D. Colemen of Kansas City, MO passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2022 with his family by his side. He was 90 years old.
Born in Columbus, OH on September 30, 1932, DeVerne previously lived in Los Angeles, CA, Norristown, PA and Park Ridge, NJ. Vern served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a Morse code operator during the Korean War and later attended The Ohio State University. He worked as a computer programmer at TWA, and later a Director of Data Systems at PARS/Worldspan. In between working for TWA and Worldspan, he owned an Apple computer store, Computers A.S.P. in Kansas City North.
Vern was a devoted husband who loved traveling the world with his wife of 55 years; Jeannette and their 2 children. He had a love of horses and thoroughbred racing, realizing his dream of attending the Kentucky Derby. A devoted Ohio State Buckeye fan, DeVerne enjoyed watching everything Ohio State, especially football. In his later years, he was an avid reader and writer.
One of 9 children, DeVerne was predeceased by his wife, Jeannette, parents, Joseph and Lillian, his brothers, Joseph, Everett and Harold and sisters: Joyce, Patricia and Shirley. He is survived by his two children: DeVerne Coleman (Debbie) of Kansas City, MO and Jeninne Coleman of Kansas City, MO; two brothers: Bob and Greg; his sister, Phyllis and one grandchild, DeVerne Derrick.
A Celebration of Vern’s life will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, MO. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association. Memories of DeVerne and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.