Alberta Colston

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GLASFORD - Alberta Colston, 95, of Glasford passed away at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Heartland Nursing Home in Canton.

She was born Aug. 28, 1918, in Murphysboro, Ill., to Clarence and Elva (Lindsey) Thrower. She married James Colston on Aug. 21, 1945, in Jacksonville, Ill. He preceded her in death on April 12, 2005.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, C.D. Colston; daughter-in-law, Cherie Colston; and four brothers, Vivan, Merle, Robert and Floyd.

Surviving are her son, Michael Colston of Glasford; grandson, Matt (Jenny) Colston of Hoopeston; great-grandson, Alex; and sister, Mary Hobbs of Mount Olive, Ill.

Alberta loved music and enjoyed playing the guitar as a young adult with her sister. She also loved gardening, flowers and crocheting.

During World War II, she worked at the Nesco War Factory, while her husband, James, was serving his country.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Glasford Chapel in Glasford, Ill., with the Rev. Randy Schrock officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services at the chapel. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Jacksonville, Ill.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Jan. 19, 2014
Alberta ~ 9 Months Old Alberta ~ August 1920 Alberta ~ 1940 Alberta Colston
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