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Noriko L. Coley

Noriko L. Coley, 77 of Streator passed away Tuesday afternoon (June 8, 2021) at her home.

Per her request a private family service will be held and burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Noriko was born on November 13, 1943 in Tokyo Japan to Koichi and Umeko Yamaguchi. She married Alan Coley on July 28, 1965. He survives. Noriko became a United States citizen in 1973 (photo).

Also surviving are sons Brian and Scott Coley, grandchildren, Remy and Linus Coley and a sister Sachiko (Yamaguchi).

She is preceded in death by her parents, son Steven and a sister Toshiko (Yamaguchi).

Noriko was formerly employed at Owens Illinois Glass and Thatcher Glass. She became a professional Watercolor Artist and was past president of the Ottawa Art League. Noriko treasured her had handwritten thank you and compliments from former First Lady Barbara Bush for a gifted painting of The Bush Estate in Kennebunkport, Maine. Noriko was a member of the Central Church of Christ. 

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Im so sorry for your loss. I remember when Mrs. Coley would come to Greeley School and show us her origami talent. May she rest in peace.

Kris (Conner) Sayers Jun 17 2021 12:00 AM

Please know of my sympathy and prayers. I was blessed to know Noriko, a very talented artist.

Brian Blasco Jun 17 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Noriko Coley

Nancy Trainor Jun 17 2021 12:00 AM

al i am so sorry for the loss of your wife .our prayers and thoughts are with you

william sharon gotch Jun 16 2021 12:00 AM