Colley was born March 14, 1916 in Chicago, IL to William John and Ruth (Artman) McNamara. She passed away gracefully at her home in Eminence on Saturday, September 22, 2012 surrounded by loved ones.
Anne was preceded in death by husband, John Clarence Colley and her four brothers. She was also reunited with daughter, Jeanie Tucker, granddaughter, Teresa Adams, and grandson, Tyrel Phillips.
Anne is survived by her two sisters: Margaret Beckstrom (and husband, Howard) of Hazelcrest, IL, and Ruth Mulrow of Tuscon, AZ. Also, children: Joan Dix (and husband, David) of Eminence, Judy Younger (and husband, Elvie) of Eminence, Joyce Colley of Felton, DE, Junior Tucker (husband of Jeanie, dec.) of Eldon, MO. And grandchildren: Davaleen Glorfeld (m. Marty), Bryan Dix, Judene Blackburn (m. Matt), Deena Phillips (m. Allen), Gingee Adams nèe Younger (David Smith), Marti Rose (m. Rodney), John Tucker (m. Susan), J.R. Tucker (m. Michelle), Myrna Hill (m. Mark). She was also blessed with 26 great and great-great grandchildren and many beloved nephews and nieces.
Her passions included reading, writing, and word games. She was amazing at Jeopardy and spent many happy hours playing (winning) games with family. She enjoyed participating in many community organizations over the years such as VFW Auxiliary, Friends of the Library and Eminence Area Arts Council. One of her life philosophies was: “Despise not the brother that stands beside thee: ye know not whether God sees more good in he, than thee.” She has left a legacy of generosity, hospitality, and concern for leaving the world a better place inside the hearts of friends and family.
Graveside Service arrangements are being directed by Yarber Mortuary. They will be held Saturday, September 29 at 3:00 p.m. at the Rader Cemetery in Delaware on E Highway. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wesley McIntire Walk for Cancer at the Eminence Security Bank of the Ozarks. Our loss is heaven’s gain.