Louetta “Granny” Colp

Jun 19th, 1916 - May 11th, 2017


West Monroe Apostolic Church of Herrin

Sun, May. 14th, 2017 4:00 PM ~ 6:00 PM


West Monroe Apostolic Church of Herrin

Sun, May. 14th, 2017 6:00 PM


Herrin City Cemetery

Mon, May. 15th, 2017 11:00 AM

Louetta “Granny” Colp

Herrin- Louetta Colp, age 100, of Herrin, passed away at 4:58pm on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin.

Louetta was born in Martwick, Kentucky on June 19, 1916, the daughter of Harry and Hettie (Hudson) Suthard. She married William Harvey Colp in Herrin on July 9, 1934.  He preceded her in death in June of 1968.

Prior to retirement, Lou had worked at Charles Todd Laundry, Smoler Brothers, and as a cook at Herrin schools.

Mrs. Colp was the eldest living member of West Monroe Apostolic Church in Herrin.  She had a deep love and devotion for her church and her family. Lou was a very faithful and active church member, before her health prevented her from going.  She played a very important role in the “chicken and dumplin’ gang”. Many of her instructions will be carried on for years to come, such as “Poke. Don’t stir.”  “Granny”, as everyone knew her, will be deeply missed by all those that loved her.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law- William “Bill” Ray and Glenda Colp of Herrin

Six grandchildren- Sue and Carl Dunn of Herrin

Kay and Steve McHargue of Marion

Kelley and Mark Patterson of Goreville

Debbie Henson of Herrin

Scott and Beth Kerley of Herrin

Krista and Duffe Elkins of Bloomington, IN

Sixteen Great Grandchildren- Matthew Price

Tara Myers

Kimberly Gurley

Michael Dunn

Nick Dunn

Kami Garrett

Laura Pritchett

Kara Bevis

Markella Patterson

Sarah Baldwin

Rachel Henson

Austin Kerley

Wyatt Kerley

Madeline Elkins

Mason Elkins

Marlee Elkins

Several Great Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter- Betty June Kerley, four brothers- Bill Warman, Ben Warman, Eclas Suthard, and Roy Suthard, sister- Pearl Francis, grandson- Terry Price, and great granddaughter- Jessica Patterson.

Funeral services to celebrate Louetta’s life will be held at 6:00pm on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at West Monroe Apostolic Church in Herrin.  Rev. Terry Griffith will officiate.  Visitation will be held from 4-6pm on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at West Monroe Apostolic Church in Herrin.  Committal services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Herrin City Cemetery.   Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is assisting the family.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to West Monroe Apostolic Church. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948.  For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com


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8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Annette Branche

    From: , Illinois

    Date: May 13, 2017

    Ms.Lou and my mother Geneva shared a table along with Kay and Ms. Rbuy for 3 yrs.I helped her select her meals while helping my Mom.She always waved when she would take her leave to go back to her room.My Mom passed january 12th.They ate both dining with our Lord and savior.

  • Guest: Mary Louise Brandon and siblings!!

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: May 13, 2017

    We are so very sorry for your loss but know that you know she is in a much better place. We can imagine her and our Mom (Mabel Brandon) laughing as they usually did as they were such close friends for several years.

  • Guest: Jim & Cissie Fosse

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: May 13, 2017

    She was a precious lady, she is having a time in Heaven with Betty and Terry, sorry we couldn’t be there.

  • Guest: Cynthia (Cindy) Caraway

    From: Terre Haute, Indiana

    Date: May 13, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear of granny’s passing. Granny was one of my moms best friends. The Colp family is like part of our family. I tried to visit granny whenever I came home to visit. She will be missed but she will suffer no more. I’m sorry I can’t be there but you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Jackie Johnson

    From: Aiken, South Carolina

    Date: May 13, 2017

    So sorry Bill and Glenda on your mother’s passing. She is now praising God with all her family who went before her and the many saints of God from West Monroe Church. She is whole again -no pain- new eyes. She was one Godly Christian lady who loved everyone she met. God bless and comfort the family in the days ahead. She will be missed by all who knew her

  • Guest: Barbara J. Holland

    From: Bush, Illinois

    Date: May 13, 2017

    Sorry can’t be there , I have an Emergency need in my family that I have to be out of town for. So sorry for your loss. I Loved Granmy & enjoyed or nursing home visits & going to church with her. So happy she is gone home to be with family @ our Lord & Saviour. God Bless you all with peace & Love. Do Love this family also & I know she was one proud Grammy.

  • Guest: Cathy Malatestia Lammers

    From: St Petersburg , Florida

    Date: May 14, 2017

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember her well. A great woman of God. She’s in such a better place. Love and prayers.

  • Guest: Darla Peyton

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: May 14, 2017

    So sorry for your loss! Praying for all of you.