|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1927|
|Death: ||Apr. 13, 2012|
Lincoln Journal Star | Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2012
Colleen J. Atherton, 85, of Lincoln, died Friday, April 13, 2012. Born March 6, 1927 in Allen township, Michigan to Ralph Kenneth and Florabelle (Richardson) Duryea. Colleen was a current member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, and as a pastors wife was a member of several churches during her 61 years in Nebraska, member of Junior Farm Bureau in Hillsdale, Mich., and attended nurses training at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Colleen was a part of the United Methodist Women as well as a resident of the Legacy Terrace. She was a renowned cook and her specialty was toffee and pie. She was an artist who owned a stained glass shop, made jewelry, pottery and enjoyed gardening. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and had a profound influence on their lives.
Family members include daughter & son-in-law, Lynn (David) Lux, Lincoln; sons & daughters-in-law, Lee (Roseanne) Atherton, Sapulpa, Okla., Paul (Gina) Atherton, Port Charlotte, Fla.; grandchildren, Josh, Christopher, Aaron, Lisa, Emily, Caleb, Mariah; brothers & spouses, Art (Janice) Duryea, Kenneth (Elinor) Duryea; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Reverend Richard E. Atherton, and parents.
Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday (4/18/12) at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M Street. Interment will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Culbertson Cemetery in Culbertson, Neb. . Arrangements by Roper and Sons Funeral Services. .
Ralph K Duryea (1905 - 1971)
Florabelle Duryea (1906 - 1981)
Richard Edwin Atherton (1290 - 2002)*
Created by: GLG
Record added: Apr 15, 2012
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