Genevieve A. Colston
Genevieve A. Colston, 90, of Springfield, died at 8:15 pm on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born May 18, 1925 in Chenoa, IL to Alvin and Lola May Dawson Rhoda. She married Russell L. Colston in October of 1948 and he preceded her in death on June 15, 1977.
She is also preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Roberta Garrett and one brother, Charles Rhoda.
She is survived by two sons, Terry (Maureen) Colston of Sherman and Jay (Crista D.) Colston of Springfield; five grandchildren, Amy (Curt) Gentry, Mark (Keri) Colston, Amber Colston, Shane Colston, and Shawn Colston; three great-grandchildren, Joe and Kali Colston and Shane Lewis Colston; one sister, Leila Carlson of Lexington, IL; one brother, Fred (Elaine) Rhoda of Chenoa; two sisters-in-law, Mary Rhoda of Chenoa and Hazel Gurnsey of Petersburg; one brother-in-law, Raymond (Neda) Colston of Rushville and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Genevieve was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Willing Workers, World Relief, Ladies Aid and enjoyed quilting and reading. She worked for Myers Brothers then Charles C. Thomas Publishing and retired from Lutheran Children and Family Services.
Visitation: 10:00-11:00 am, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church
Funeral Service: 11:00 am, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Aaron Schnelle and Pastor Micheal Strong officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.