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Funeral Service

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Friday December 26th, 2003

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Dorothy Viola Colbert


Friday, December 26, 2003 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.


Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. John Hollenbeck.
Music provided by: Janet Hollenbeck, pianist.
Interment will be in the Cornerstone Cemetery, near Whiteside.
Pallbearers: Sean Lovelace, Jim Crabtree, Charles Nutt, Gary and Larry Griffeth and Charlie Cohea.

Dorothy Viola (Elliott) Colbert died at 3:35 a.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. Mrs. Colbert had ministered with her husband for 55-60 years in the Bible Holiness Churches in many cities and towns in Missouri and Arkansas. She had been a Vandalia resident since the mid-1980s. Mrs. Colbert enjoyed gardening and canning the fruits of her labor, sewing and needlework. She also enjoyed reading and was self-taught about many subjects.

Born: December 23, 1915, near Eolia, Missouri the daughter of Walter Hewitt and Myrtle Viola (Luckett) Elliott.

Married: Marion W. Colbert on November 27, 1933 in Troy, Missouri. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1987.

Survivors include: one son, Clyde M. and wife, Evalyn Colbert of Mexico; two daughters, Mary L. Colbert of Wellsville and Rebekah K. and husband, Gene Lovelace of Vandalia; two brothers, Lawrence Elliott of San Bernadino, Calif., and Lonnie Elliott of Bowling Green; three grandchildren, Kathy L. Cossey of Mexico; David M. Colbert of Montgomery City and Lonnie G. Selby Jr. of Vandalia; four great-grandchildren, Samantha L. Colbert, Nicole E. Colbert, Jerica W. Selby and Missouri K. Hays; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: one son, Walter M. Colbert; two brothers, Carl Knapp and Walter Edward Elliott and one granddaughter, Valerie L. Hays.

Memorials may be made to the Independence Bible School, 2246 S. 10th St., Independence, KS 67301.

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