Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

July 16, 2014

Morris Colwell

Morris George Colwell, 73, of Newton, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at his home in rural Newton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton. Visitation will be held from noon until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the West Lawn Cemetery, Newton, with military rites by Jasper Post No. 20 of the American Legion. Online condolences may be offered at www.crainfuneral.com.

Morris was born on Sept. 21, 1940, in Newton, the son of George E. and Lucille (Phillips) Colwell. He married Julia A. Ahlfield on March 28, 1964. She survives.

Morris served his country in the U.S. Army. He spent his life working in construction retiring as a union laborer.

His memberships include Jasper Post 20 of the American Legion, life member of Newton Masonic Lodge No. 216 A. F. & A. M., Chapter No. 497 Order of the Eastern Star, and the Valley of Danville 32nd degree.

He will be loved and remembered by his wife of fifty years, Julia Colwell of Newton; sons, Brian Colwell, wife Julie of Effingham and Brad Colwell, wife Missy of Newton; one grandson, Miles Colwell of Norman, Oklahoma; sisters, Katherine Clark, husband Chester of Mt. Grove, Missouri, Rhonda Schwarz of Del Ray Beach, Florida, Shirley Alexander, husband Claude of Overland Park, Kansas, and Carol Miller, husband Darold of Newton.

His parents and brothers Donald and Roy preceded him in death.

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