Lillian Pauline (Ford) Colboth, 90, a resident of rural Tunnel Hill, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013, at 9:48 a.m. at her home.
Pauline was born March 26, 1923, in the Parker City community (Johnson County) Illinois. She was the second child of Roy Alvis Ford and Amanda (Deason) Ford.
Pauline is survived by her children, Ann Evans of Vienna, Ill., David Colboth of Creal Springs, Ill., Jerry (Lora) Colboth of Tunnel Hill, Ill., Lora (Jim) Goddard of Tunnel Hill, Ill., and Lena (Scott) Geringer of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, Mike, Chuck, and Steve Colboth, Allen Colboth, Sandy Duke, Ashley Crippen, Tracy Williams, Sam Goddard, Tiffney Faulkner, Chasity Schroeder, Amanda Statler, and Tillie Hebbler; 24 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, Roy A. Ford and Amanda (Deason) Ford Harper; a daughter, Barbara Crippen; two grandsons, Matt Crippen and Jimmy Crippen; a great-grandson, Jordan Colboth; two sisters; and six brothers.
Pauline was a homemaker. She had also worked for over 20 years as a seamstress for Smoller Brother’s manufacturing in Herrin, Ill. Pauline was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, and raising chickens. Pauline cherished time spent with her family and many friends.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Pastor Robert Schierbaum will officiate.
Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery near Tunnel Hill, Illinois.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
Memorials may be made to: the Heather Harper Treat Memorial Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 98, Vienna, Illinois 62995.
To share a memory of Pauline or to leave an online message of condolence for her family, please visit www.baileyfh.com.