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PAULA JEAN IVEY COLGAN


1938 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
PAULA JEAN IVEY COLGAN Obituary
Paula Jean Ivey Colgan, age 75 of Orlando, passed away on Sunday, September 29. She was born in Ottawa, Kansas on August 26, 1938 to Charles Harley Ivey Sr. and Ofelita Mae Sornberger. She is predeceased by siblings Barbara, Frank, and Betty Anna. She is survived by husband, Robert Colgan; sons and their wives, Brian and Marlene Colgan of Overland Park, KS, and Patrick and Kelly Colgan of Grand Rapids, MI; daughter, Breena Colgan Eckert of Bend, OR.; granddaughters, Kylie Elizabeth Eckert and Lily Mae Eckert; brother, Charles Harley Ivey Jr. of Wichita, KS and sister, Mary Kramer of Tuscon, AZ. Paula graduated from Emporia State in 1961 with a B.A. in English and Library Sciences and was a member of Pi Kappa Sigma sorority. Paula loved music, piano, singing, and participated in university choir, and later in life in a group called the "Momettes". She married Bob in 1961. She was an avid reader and taught all of her children to value education, and to be lovers of literature, music, and art. Paula and family lived in Kansas City, Missouri for many years where she was a mother, school teacher, and librarian in the federal court, public libraries and in a law firm. Paula thought of others and volunteered in schools, church, Cub Scouts, adult literacy programs, and Kidney Foundation. Paula and Bob lived in Jackson, Mississippi for nine years where Paula became a bridge player and continued after they moved to Orlando in 2001. In 2012 Paula earned the title of Life Master in bridge as a member of the Orlando Bridge Club. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation at www.pkdcure.org To leave a special message for the family online, please visit www.NewcomerOrlando.com


Published in Kansas City Star on Oct. 4, 2013
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