Nancy L. Colgan

Glasford – Nancy L. Colgan, 80, of Glasford, passed away at 3:49 PM on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was born on June 7, 1937 in Peoria, IL to Edward L. and Vivian E. (Miller) Hahn. She married William F. Colgan on July 21, 1956 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elmwood, IL, He survives.

Also surviving are five daughters, Caryn Colgan of Glasford, IL, Cathy (Jeff) Parsons of St. David, IL, Chris Colgan of CO, Colleen Schone of CO, and Cherri Colgan of Dunfermline, IL; four sons, Bill (Beth) Colgan of East Peoria, IL, John (Lisa) Colgan of Cordova, IL, Mark (Shelly) Colgan of Canton, IL, and Tom Colgan of Glasford, IL; 18 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and sister, Barbara (Jose) Fernandez of San Antonio, TX, and many other beloved family members and friends.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Justin Parsons.

Nancy worked as a medical transcriptionist at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. She was of the Catholic Faith. Nancy was a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Amaquonsippi Chapter. Nancy loved spending time with her family. Her hobbies included, sewing, knitting, cooking, traveling, and the love of laughter.

Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Nancy’s final resting place will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. To make online condolences you may go to

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17 Responses to Nancy L. Colgan

  1. Bethany Wenger says:

    Cathy and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss! The DAR daughters will sorely miss her sitting at the table with them!
    I only met her a couple of times, but remember her sweet smile!
    Affectionately in DAR, -Bethany Wenger

  2. Brian Pang says:

    Colgan Family,
    My condolences for your loss. Mrs. Colgan had a warmth and welcoming spirit that I was blessed have received. I too will forever remember her sweet smile and kind spirit.

    My sincere sympathy,
    Brian Pang

  3. Larry Coon says:

    So sorry to learn of Nancy’s passing. She and Bill were good friends as we were growing up in Elmwood.

  4. Sandy Edsall says:

    Colleen, Cherri and Family, My deepest condolences. Praying for and thinking of you all!

  5. Elaine Shafer says:

    So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. I will remember her fondly. I worked with Nancy in the Neonatology Office at OSF Healthcare St. Francis Medical Center. She was such a compassionate, warm and very thoughtful person. I am sure there is a unique spot for her in heaven, caring for special children. She was so proud of her family and all of their accomplishments.
    May God let his light shine brightly upon you and grant you his peace.

  6. Rebecca Nelson says:

    Cathy and family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time.

  7. Linda Barrow says:

    I am so deeply saddened to hear about your Mother passing. Such a sweet lady and always had a hug for me. Went to school with Caryn and worked at Kroger with Tom. And know so much more family members. Hugs, prayers,and my deepest sympathy to all of the family..🙏🏻💔

  8. Judy Heffren/Wickert says:

    To my dear friend Cathy, and all her family. I know your hearts are all so very heavy and your mom will be sorely missed. Losing my loved ones left such a big hole in my heart and life has never been the same. God bless you all, give you comfort and peace at this tragic time. JUDY

  9. Max & Lucille Latimer says:

    We send prayers and condolences for peace and comfort to friend Cathy and all of the family. May your sweet and wonderful memories give you peace, comfort, and pride in all of your tomorrows. “Angels are always near to those who grieve, to whisper to them that their loved one is in the arms of God”.

  10. Brenda Rose says:

    Cherri were so sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. CHS CLASS OF 87

  11. Darren&Sandra Clendenny says:

    To Bill & the entire Colgan family – I grew up on the other side of “Bird’s corner”, and rode the bus with all the Colgan kids (there was a bunch of them). I got to know some of the younger ones in school (Mark & Colleen @ Orion), Cherri now lives in Dunfermline which is where we live. We are very sorry for your loss-Nancy was a wonderful wife and mother (and grandmother), and we know she will be greatly missed. Our prayer of comfort goes out to you all at this sad time. God be with you now, and always- Your “old neighbor” Darren (& Sandra) Clendenny.

  12. Lori Ellsworth says:

    Colgan family, so sorry for your loss. I loved waiting on her when she came to the restaurant. Very sweet lady. Thoughts and prayers for you. Lori Ellsworth.

  13. Jim Lane says:

    Sorry Bill to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was a very special gal. She & I were good friends and along with 5 others started in kindergarten and graduated together with you in 1955. She had an infectious laugh and coldest hands to go with a warm heart. She was every bodies friend and knew no strangers. I know we’ll all miss her but our memories of Nancy are the best.

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