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Shirley Colman

Apr 23rd, 1940 - Nov 24th, 2022

Funeral:  11 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  5 until 8 p.m. Friday evening, December 2, at the funeral home

Interment:  Oskaloosa Cemetery


     Shirley Ann Colman, age 82, of Clay City, Illinois, passed away Thursday night, November 24, 2022, at Flora Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

     She was born April 23, 1940, in Clay County, the daughter of Jesse Eugene and Geneva Alene (Spencer) Hoke.  She was united in marriage to Ronald E. Colman on June 14, 1958, during a ceremony at Bethel Christian Church, and together they have celebrated 64 years of marriage.

     Shirley attended Lincoln Christian University and she and Ron began their family during the years they were relocating to be near Air Force bases in Texas, Arizona, and South Dakota.   They returned to Illinois and eventually settled back in Clay County to farm and raise their children on the present-day homestead.  Shirley was an exceptionally supportive wife, mother, and grandmother, and a longtime member of Flora First Christian Church where she taught Sunday School classes and assisted with Vacation Bible School.  Along with helping on the farm, Shirley coordinated the office paperwork for their family business, Ronald Colman Insurance, for many years.  Shirley enjoyed travel; both seeing new places and return trips to Florida.  She found time to garden annually and carefully tend to the landscaping around her home, and was an excellent cook and seamstress.

     Shirley is survived by her husband: Ronald “Bud” Colman of Clay City; a son: Jeffrey E. (Lynette) Colman of Springfield; a daughter: Julie (Jeff) Fritchtnitch of Altamont; 6 grandchildren: Paige Colman, Mitchell Colman, Cole Borders, Jerrod Fritchtnitch, Rachael (Tyler) Arnholt, and Caleb Fritchtnitch; a great-grandson: James Arnholt; a sister: Joyce Hoke of Florida; a sister-in-law: Susie Polistina of Springfield; and 2 brothers-in-law: John (Paulette) Colman of Louisville and Roger (Lisa) Colman of Flora.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother: Eugene (Patricia) Hoke; a sister: Donna (Dale) Ruckman; father and mother-in-law: Herbert and Beatrice Colman; and 2 brothers-in-law: Robert (Shirley) Colman and Jerry Colman. 

     A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Oskaloosa Cemetery.  A visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday evening, December 2, at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to either Flora First Christian Church or Oil Belt Christian Service Camp and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Victoria Kincaid Campbell

November 26th

So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. Praying for your family

Steve and Misty (Wiegel)Wheeler

November 26th

So sorry...keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers..hugs

Peggy Shroyer Leigh

November 26th

May God wrap you all and comfort you in this time of need. So sorry for your loss

Judy Wattles

November 26th

So sorry to see this. May she rest in peace and prayers for the family

Annette Wray

November 26th

Sorry for your family's loss. My condolences

Sherrie Owens

November 26th

I'm truly sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are being sent for you all.

Becky Lewis

November 26th

Ron, wrapping your family in prayers

Diana Kuhlig Hatton

November 28th

My closest neighbors as I was growing up was Jesse and Geneva, such a great family. Shirley was a beauty inside and out, my sympathies to the family.

Dennis and Paula Frutiger

November 28th

Sorry for your loss, Shirley was a sweet lady. We had a lot of good times doing 4H activities with Jeff and Julie.

Larry and Sharon Greenwood

November 26th

We are praying for Gods comfort for your family at this difficult time. Shirley was a sweet friend and will really be missed.

Betty and Duane ( Patterson) Bryant

November 27th

So sorry for your loss! Shirley was always such a beautiful lady inside and out!! In earlier years our families spent lots of precious time together at reunions etc!! May she rest in sweet peace!!!

Greg and Donna (Bowen) Hartke

November 27th

So sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful person

Dwaine and Kitty Wendling

November 27th

Our sympathies to your family.

Debera Thompson Williams

November 30th

So very sorry to hear about Shirley's passing.



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