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Colwell, Lillian O.
Lillian O. Colwell, 92, of 121 W. Simmons St. Galesburg died at 8:10 AM Wednesday November 18, 2009 in Cottage Hospital.

She was born February 2, 1917 in Muscatine, IA the daughter of H.E. and Hazel Dobson Ballou. She first married Eugene F. Morton in Burlington, IA on September 2, 1940. He preceded her in death on August 2, 1970. She later married Ralph Colwell on July 8, 1971. He preceded her in death on May 8, 1997.

She is survived by her fiance Charles F. Harmes of Galesburg; two sons James C. Morton of Galesburg and Richard D. Morton of Chicago; one daughter Jean A. Hall of Galesburg IL; seven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, one brother; two half brothers and a half-sister.

She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1937. She was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing cards, cooking and baking. She loved and enjoyed her family. She also enjoyed watching Great American Country, the Food Channel and Wheel of Fortune.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Saturday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rev. John Carlson will officiate. Visitation will be 9:30-11:00 AM Saturday at the chapel. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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