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Janice Kay Colombo
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Janice Kay Colombo, 75, of Herrin, passed away at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, IL.

Janice was born March 20, 1942 in Herrin IL, to Kenneth Mills and Mary (Sherrard) Mills Baccus.

Janice and Tom Colombo eloped on June 23, 1961 to Ringgold, GA. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 2003.

Surviving are her children, Mary Ruth Jackson and her fiancé Danny Eagle of Port St. Lucie, FL; Stephen Colombo and his fiancé, Linda Taylor of Scottsdale, AZ; Kay Ann Ballance and her husband, Steve of Carlyle; four grandchildren: Lauren Orbesen and her husband, Eric of Coral Springs, FL; Tyler Jackson of Port St. Lucie, FL; Alexander Colombo of Herrin; and Abigayle Wright of University City, MO; great-grandsons Thor and Bear Orbesen of Coral Springs, FL; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Frank and Vicki Colombo of Herrin; a special friend Tricia Conley, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Having lived her whole life in Herrin, Janice was loved by many. She will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her passion was playing the piano. She played the piano for many years at the First United Methodist Church and was always happy to play a song or two when her family came to visit. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and son-in-Law, Robert Earl Jackson,

Services will be 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 22, 2017 at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin with her lifelong friend Rev. Donnie Colson officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Herrin City Cemetery in Herrin.

In lieu of flowers, Janice’s wishes would be best fulfilled through donations in her memory to Reverend Colson’s Community Chapel Church, 505 North Madison Street, Marion, IL 62959.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

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1:30 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

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Herrin City Cemetery

Stotlar & Bandyville Road
Herrin, IL 62948


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