Annie V. Coleman, 81, a former accountant and editor of Voice magazine and government statistician, died Wednesday at the Powhatan Nursing Home in Falls Church of complications following a stroke. She had been a resident there since last July.
Mrs. Coleman had worked for the magazine, which is a monthly publication of the Association of Interior Decor Specialists Inc., for about 10 years before retiring at the age of 80.
She began her government career in 1933 with the National Recovery Administration. Later she was with the General Accounting Office.
From there she transferred to the Coal Commission and then the Bureau of Mines in the Interior Department. She also worked for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and the Treasury Department, where she issued permits to synthetic rubber producing manufacturers to purchase raw materials from the government.
Mrs. Coleman was born in Washington, where she attended McKinley Tech High School. During World War I. She was on the ticket desk at Washington's Union Station.
She was a pianist and had played for silent movies and on network and local radio programs. She was a well-known accompanist. She was organist of the East Gate Chapter of the Eastern Star for many years.
She had been a resident of Arlington for a number of years.
She is survived by three sons, Thomas J., of Shady Side, Md., George M., of McLean, and Robert F., of Arlington; a sister, Vera H. Rhine of Arlington; a brother, Robert H. Walton of Silver Spring; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A daughter, Catherine, died in 1976.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Catherine V. Coleman Memorial Fund, Continuing Education for Women, George Washington University.