Colleen Colette O’Brien, 47, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Quincy, died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at her home.
She was born December 31, 1963 in Rock Island, IL, the daughter of Dale E. and Judith Wilson Carlson. She married Sean O’Brien in January 1989 and he preceded her in death in July 1989. She is survived by her mother; Judith Moore of Springfield, sister; Kim Carlson Wetzel of St. Louis and brother; Anthony James (Sarah) Carlson of Powhatan, VA, several aunts, uncles, cousins, four nieces, two nephews, and several great nieces and great nephews. Her three beloved cats; Maxine, Jackson and Wilson survive.
Colleen was an optometric tech for over 25 years. She had worked the last 13 years at Prairie Eye and Lasik Center.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dale in 1977 and sister; Michele M. Carlson Hoebing.
She was a member of Calvary Temple Christian Center.
Memorial Gathering: 4-6 pm, Monday, August 22, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorial Service: 6 pm, Monday, August 22, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Rose officiating.
Memorials may be given to APL or the Feline Ranch in Rochester.