Lucille Irene Colbert, 94, of Sparta, IL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Sparta Community Hospital. She was born on December 1, 1923 in Chester, IL, the daughter of the late Ben and Irene (Pinkerton) Hartenberger. Lucille and Vernon Colbert were united in marriage on October 15, 1950 in Chester, IL. Vernon preceded her in death on September 14, 2002. Lucille worked as a mender at Prim Hosiery in Chester until 1950 and then became a homemaker. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sparta, IL, Dorcus Society and Altar Guild.
Lucille is survived by two daughters, Marsha (Larry) Thomas of Sparta, IL, and Sara (Robert) Schoenborn of Waterloo, IL; one son, Gregory Colbert of Euless, TX; one daughter-in-law, Susan Colbert of Sparta, IL; one sister-in-law, Minnie Hartenberger of Chester, IL; seven grandchildren, Eric Colbert, Adam Colbert, Joel Schoenborn, Katie (Maggie Lough) Thomas, Emily (Michael) Hobgood, Laura (Joseph) Ventura and Sarah (Mitch) North; seven great grandchildren, Kayla, Karley, Kaitlyn, Reese, Brynn, Thomas and Cecilia; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
Lucille is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Jeffrey Colbert and three brothers
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church in Sparta, IL with Pastor Cory Marth officiating
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church in Sparta, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at the Church
Interment will be at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL
Memorials may be given to the St. John Lutheran Church or to the Randolph County Care Center Auxiliary