Clara Coleman Obituary, Death Cause – The life and legacy of Clara Collins Coleman, who died away not long ago, are commemorated by Laumeier. Clara was a devoted member of the Laumeier team for the 16 years leading up to her retirement in 2015, during which time she held a number of roles within the organization, including Collections Registrar, Interim Director, and Curator of Collections. Docent-led tours, community collaborations and partnerships, volunteer programs, and programming for audiences of all ages were some of the responsibilities that fell under her purview as Curator of Interpretation, a position she held for the most of her time at the institution.
The Clara Collins Coleman Docent Library at Laumeier was named after Clara in recognition of her contributions to the organization and was named in her honor by the docent corps. Whenever Clara conducted a tour of the collection, she had an audience that was completely charmed by it. She was a talented communicator who was eager to talk to others about her enthusiasm for the collection and the Park.
Clara’s expertise and experience gained through working with artists as well as the creation of education programs was an enormous asset to Laumeier. Dana Turkovic, Curator at Laumeier Clara was a talented artist who was also a fervent patron of the arts. She had a passion for music, dancing, and the arts in general. In her spare time, she liked both tending to her garden and spending time with her family. This photograph was taken by Wiley Price and was provided by the St. Louis American.