Colleen was born April 7, 1929 in Dixon, Illinois. She was the daughter of J. Ralph Taylor and Doris (Murphy) Taylor.
On August 9, 1947, Colleen was united in marriage to Arthur Lewis in Harrisburg, Illinois. He survives.
Other survivors include: her sons – Terry Lewis of Vienna, Keith (Ruthanne) Lewis of Tunnel Hill, Kent (Jodi) Lewis of Boonville, Indiana; 7 grandchildren – Matthew C. Lewis, Micah S. Lewis, Joey Ann (Keith “Weiner”) Francis, M. Daniel Lewis, Phillip C. Lewis, Amanda C. (Kenny) Thomas, and Kody A. Nering; 2 great grandsons – Tucker L. Francis and Tyler D. Francis; 4 brothers – Connie (Janice) Taylor of Vienna, Kenneth (Fay) Taylor of Vienna, Jimmy (June) Taylor of Mesa, Arizona, Carl (Bonnie) Taylor of Carmi, and Joyce (Jim) Gray of Vienna; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and many dear friends.
In addition to her parents, Colleen was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law – Judy Lewis and a great granddaughter – Mahalie Deann Francis.
Colleen was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, making ceramic crafts and gardening. Colleen, along with her husband Arthur, were devoted members of the Faith Harvest Assembly in Vienna. They were former members of the Gospel Mission Tabernacle in Golconda.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon, August 8, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Pastor Richard Swiney will officiate. Burial will be in the Joyner Cemetery near Stonefort.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
Memorials may be made to Faith Harvest Assembly, PO Box 565, Vienna, IL 62995 or to the Joyner Cemetery Fund, c/o Fred Craig, 130 Oshel St., Stonefort, IL 62987.