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Aledo Times Record - Aledo, IL
  • Violette Colbert

  • Funeral services for Violette Colbert, 94 of Aledo will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Hamlet- Perryton Presbyterian Church. Visitation is Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be at the Sugar Grove Cemetery, rural Aledo. Memorials may be made to the Hamlet-Perryton Presbyterian Church or the Mercer County Nursing Home Activity Department.

     


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  • Funeral services for Violette Colbert, 94 of Aledo will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Hamlet- Perryton Presbyterian Church. Visitation is Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be at the Sugar Grove Cemetery, rural Aledo. Memorials may be made to the Hamlet-Perryton Presbyterian Church or the Mercer County Nursing Home Activity Department.
     
    Violette died on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at the Mercer County Nursing Home.
     
    Violette Bessie Brown was born on Nov. 6, 1917 in Mercer County to Walter A. & Sadie (Geesey) Brown. She married Russell Colbert on Sept. 7, 1947 in Aledo. He preceded her in death on July 28, 2004.  
     
    Violette taught in Mercer County, first as a rural teacher for nine years and then for District 201 for 16 years, retiring in 1973. She was a member of the Hamlet-Perryton Presbyterian Church, where she was active in earlier years; Home Extension and Retired Teachers. She was a talented cook and enjoyed sewing and artwork, especially painting.
     
    Violette is survived by a daughter: Carol Ann Guthrie and friend, Paul Gilliland of Aledo; a son Robert L. Colbert and his wife, Mary of Millersburg; grandchildren: Samantha Chapman; Kimberly Young; Ryan Colbert and Tracy Kajdacsi; great-grandchildren: Spc. Blaine Chapman; Codey Chapman; Brittney and Amber Kajdacsi; Oakley, Quincy and Sadie Marie Young and Cason Boden-Colbert; and a sister-in-law: Myra Brown of Aledo.
     
    Violette was preceded in death by her parents; husband;son-in-law: Chuck Guthrie; grandson-in-law: Steven Young and a brother, Fred L. Brown.
     
    This obituary may be viewed and condolences left at www.speerfuneralhome.com.
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