Imogene R. “Jeanie” Collon, 81, Dubois

Imogene R. “Jeanie” Collon, 81, of Dubois, died Saturday, August 8, at Brookside Village in Jasper. She was born in Dubois August 5, 1939, to Joseph and Verona (Rasche) Terwiske. She married Glenn Collon May 21, 1960, at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Dubois.

Jeanie was a 1957 graduate of Dubois High School and attended Lotus Lynn Beauty College in Clarksville. She owned and operated Jean’s Beauty Shop and started the Ceramic Shack, which she operated out of the basement of her home for many years, and baked and decorated wedding cakes for a number of years. She was a member of and served in many organizations, including the Dubois Fire Department, St. Isidore Parish-St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, Girl Scouts, Little League Baseball, and the Women’s Softball League, and was a foster parent. She was devoted to the rosary and made many rosaries with the First Communion students throughout the county. Her hobbies included spending time with her grandchildren, collecting Beanie Babies, playing bingo with her friends, and a love for animals.

She is survived by her husband, Glenn Collon; two daughters, Glenda Reckelhoff and husband Eddie, St. Anthony, and Dee Ann Hall (John Fuhs), Dubois; two sons, Tony Collon and wife Jill and Tim Collon and wife Robin, all of Jasper; nine grandchildren, Brandon and Brady Hall, Kelsey Merkel and husband Quintin, Keenan Prechtel and wife Kirsten, Kamon Prechtel, and Luke, Trey, Noah, and Will Collon;  four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marlene Morgan, Huntingburg, Judy Carnes and husband Ronnie, French Lick, Donna Seal and husband Ed, Dubois, and Marilyn Padgett, Jasper.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one grandson, Bo Hall, one son-in-law, Ernest Prechtel, Jr., and two brothers, Bill and Bob Terwiske.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Raphael’s Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Isidore Parish or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

 

 

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