Colleen Collett


Colleen Collett, 87, of Blakesburg, died at 9:28 p.m. September 1, 2021 at home.

She was born September 11, 1933 in Albia to Bud and Wilda Spinks Allison. Colleen married Dale Gary Collett on July 7, 1951 and he preceded in death on May 16, 2018.

A 1951 graduate of Albia High School, Colleen had been a homemaker all of her life. She enjoyed quilting and was the best cook in the world, especially her homemade lemon meringue pies. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Colleen was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Surviving are her children, Gary Lee (Vicky) Collett and Vickie (Russell) Willey, both of Blakesburg; daughter-in-law, Jodie Collett of Blakesburg; 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Danny Collett; a brother, Buddy Allison.

Visitation will be open at 1 p.m. Friday, September 3rd, at Reece Funeral Home. The family will be present to greet friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 4th, at Reece Funeral Home with Father Patrick Hilgendorf officiating. The service may be viewed live on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page.

Burial will be in the Blakesburg Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Serving Davis and Wapello Counties.

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