Mildred “Millie” M. Colgan, age 91 of rural Avilla passed away at home on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
Mrs. Colgan was born on February 18, 1931 in Tallassee, Alabama.
She married Carroll Colgan on August 17, 1957 in Alabama. He preceded her in death on October 25, 1999.
Millie graduated from Phillips High School in Birmingham, Alabama in 1949, and from Howard College (now Samford University) in 1953. She attended one year at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and earned a master's degree in Psychology from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.
She taught junior high school for a few years before serving as a school psychologist for 25 years for Lexington County School District #5 in South Carolina.
Millie and her husband Cal lived in Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Florida before residing 30 years in South Carolina. Soon after retirement, they moved to Indiana to be with their grandchildren. She became affectionately known far and wide (through her grandchildren) as Wowo.
After Cal's death Millie became a world traveler, seeing Israel, Austria, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Great Britain, Brazil, and Canada. She also enjoyed many stateside travels with her family.
A life-long learner and follower of Jesus Christ, she taught Sunday school for over 20 years, and endeavored to convince everyone she knew to follow Jesus and to continually read God's Word, the Bible.
Daughter and son-in-law; Margie and Ted Deal of Avilla.
Five grandchildren and their spouses; Timothy and Janelle Deal, Joanna and Erik Smith, Rachel and Erik Murray, Libby and Dustin Wegner and Danielle Deal.
Four great grandchildren; James Smith, Ezekiel Smith, Judah Smith and Sasha Murray.
Niece; Crystal Adams of Florida.
Nephew; Curtis Mann of Alabama.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Carroll Colgan, one brother; Curtis “Woody” Mann and her twin sister; Margie Hood.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 South Center Street in Auburn.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.
Burial will take place on Friday, May 13, 2022 at Bush River Memorial Gardens in Seven Oaks, South Carolina.
Memorial Donations may be made County Line Church of God, Garrett Campus, 105 West Sixth Avenue, Garrett, Indiana 46738 and World Partners, (put Millie’s memorial-Al in check memo) P.O. Box 9333, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46899.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fellerandclark.com and on our Facebook page at Feller and Clark Funeral Homes.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.