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Montrose Baptist Church
Wednesday November 30th, 2022

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Colleen Ann Jeffries

On Monday, November 21, 2022, after a long illness, Colleen Ann Jeffries, 74, of Chicago's Irving Park area and formerly of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away surrounded by her loving family. 

She lived a happy life in Iowa and Chicago with her beloved husband Joel for 40 years and was the loving mother of Paul (Marilynn) Jeffries. Colleen was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Russell and Gladys on September 21, 1948 and was the cherished sister of Larry (Linda) Anderson, and aunt to Ryan (Lindsay) Anderson and Stacy (Ian) Fleming, and loving sister-in-law to Kala (Kent), Lyle (Karla) and late Faye (Jeff).

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at Montrose Baptist Church located at 4411 N. Melvina in Chicago at 1:00pm. The service will be followed by a gathering for family and friends in the community center. A zoom link is included below for friends and family who are unable to attend the memorial service in person:
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Colleen's honor.



Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, IL

Make a donation to Alzheimer's Association - National Office in honor of Colleen Ann Jeffries


Joel, praying that God would bring you and your son comfort and hope as we await the resurrection when you will see Colleen again. What a day that will be! May the God of comfort fill you with all joy and peace in believing that you may abide in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Vicky and Phil Ostwald and family Nov 30 2022 3:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Colleen Jeffries

David Neef & Beto Soberanis Nov 30 2022 1:59 PM

Joel & Paul, & Marilyn too........my sincere sympathy for your family's loss. I'll keep you all close in my thoughts/prayers.......

Cynthia Anderson Nov 29 2022 3:52 PM

Joel and Paul I am so sorry for your loss of your wife and mother, Colleen. May God continue to provide you comfort in this time of mourning.

Latonia Barrow Nov 27 2022 9:25 PM

Joel, I’m sorry for your pain and loss BUT I rejoice that Colleen knew Jesus and trusted him with all her heart…she is in His presence rejoicing beyond believe!

Brenton Smith Nov 27 2022 7:17 PM

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18 NIV

Michael Hansen Nov 27 2022 6:02 PM

to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord- rejoicing that Colleen is free from the constraints of her earthly body so that she is able to be fully present with the Lord! Praying for comfort and peace for you, Joel and for Paul!

Amber Smith Nov 27 2022 5:21 PM

Sorry for you loss but rejoice in her presence with her Savior!

Erik Hultquist Nov 27 2022 5:03 PM