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Colwell, Merrill F.
Merrill F. Colwell, age 84 of Abingdon, died at 4:15 am Monday, March 12, 2012 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.

He was born on May 14, 1927 in Quitman, Missouri, the son of John F. and Vivian (Spratt) Colwell.

Merrill is survived by his children, Terry (and Rachel) Colwell of Abingdon, Thomas (and Lori) Colwell of Avon, Tracy Colwell of Moline and Tina Lovitt of Kirksville, Missouri; six grandchildren, Summer and Erica Lovitt, Heather Santos, Ry and Alivia Colwell and Shelby Colwell; six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John and Charles and one sister, Charlotte Anderson.

He was an Army veteran of WW II and a lifetime member of the Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381. He had lived in Abingdon since 1998 and had also lived in Avon and the Delong area. He was a self employed truck driver retiring in 1989.
As Merrill had requested, cremation will be accorded. Private family graveside service will be at a future date. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to American Legion Post #381. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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