In loving memory of

Catherine M. Colwell
September 24, 1933 - May 1, 2021

Catherine M. Colwell
Glasford - Catherine M. Colwell, 87, of Glasford passed away at 7:35 pm, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born on September 24, 1933 in Peoria to Jesse and Pearl (Stotler) Talbert. She first married Leonard Curless and later married Miles Colwell. They preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents, brother Bill Talbert and two great-grandchildren.
Surviving are three children; Stephen (Audrey) Curless of Glasford, Diana (Michael) Lammi of Rockford and Vicky Curless of Glasford, , three step-sons, six step-daughters, sister Betty Cannon of Glasford, sister-in-law Frieda Talbert of Glasford four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several step grand and great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Catherine was a self-employed beautician in Rockford for many years and enjoyed quilting and embroidery. She attended White Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Glasford.
Services will be 2 pm, Friday, May 7, 2021 at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials can be made to either St. Jude Children's Hospital or the Salvation Army. To view Catherine's DVD or to leave online condolence please visit;


Mary Fredericks wrote on May 6, 2021:

"Catherine had a special place in my heart and will always. I loved her dearly. I remember the first time I heard her voice. She was talking to my dad (lLawerence Talbert) on the phone. I talked to her for a few moments and just knew that this was one lady I would love. She had a tender heart and a soft voice that was filled with optimism and understanding no matter what the conversation was about. She will be missed. "

Paula Hand wrote on May 4, 2021:

"Catherine used to use our services at CSP. She was such a kind and beautiful person. I am sorry for her loss and I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. "

Janet Edmonds wrote on May 3, 2021:

"My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May fond memories and God?s loving words carry you through and beyond this difficult time of mourning. Isaiah 57:15"

Clayton and Mary Bontz wrote on May 2, 2021:

"Sending our love and prayers to all the family."

Les & Carolyn Curless wrote on May 2, 2021:

"One of the sweetest aunts that a person could have, Catherine's smile and accommodating manner would always make me feel comfortable and welcome. We always found her to be constantly considerate of her family & friends. I always admired her fascination, appreciation and pride of the ongoing activities of her family members. She was the last surviving member of my family's contributions to America's greatest generation, whom we should all admire, respect and endeavor to emulate. Sent with hugs to my cousins Steve, Diana & Vicky from Lester (aka "Junior")"

Chuck and Laura Powell wrote on May 2, 2021:

"Audrey and Steve, So very sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family! "