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Colleen "Queenie" Schmitt

September 21, 1947 November 22, 2019
Colleen "Queenie" Schmitt
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Obituary for Colleen "Queenie" Schmitt

Colleen (McQuellon) Schmitt, age 72, passed away at 10:28pm on Friday, November 22 at her home, surrounded by her family, after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer.

Colleen was born on September 21, 1947 in Peoria to Edward and Mildred (Powers) McQuellon. She went to St. Mary’s Cathedral Grade School and then graduated from Academy of Our Lady in 1965. Colleen met Tom Schmitt when she was a senior, and they married on March 11, 1972. She worked for Auto-Owners Insurance for 7 years and then the Peoria Notre Dame kitchen for 22 years. Colleen was a dedicated volunteer and fundraiser for St. Edward’s School, Peoria Notre Dame, and St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. She loved her family and always enjoyed attending her grandkids’ activities including dance, piano, and all kinds of sports. Colleen loved hosting parties and cooking for her family and friends, talking on the phone, traveling with her family, and watching Hallmark movies with her daughters and granddaughters. She loved living on the river and spending time in her backyard enjoying a beautiful sunrise or the cool breeze. Colleen always had an open door, an ear to listen, cold beer, and plenty of food for anyone who stopped by. She never knew a stranger and loved celebrating her Irish heritage. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Tom, of 47 years; four daughters: Jill (Don) Wade of Buda, TX; Sarah (Dan) Martin of Indianola, IA; Susan (Scott) Mettille of Chillicothe, IL; and Erin (Brent) Thiessen of Eldridge, IA; 9 grandchildren: Charde (Shea) Ledford, Caitlyn (Justin) Killpatrick, & Ella Wade; Dagan & Lake Martin; Hunter & Hope Mettille; and Kennadi & Kora Thiessen; and 3 great-grandchildren: Rhoen, Luna, and Cruz. She is also survived by 2 brothers: Pat (Sally) McQuellon and Tim (Edie) McQuellon and 1 sister: Linda (Gene) Roseboom.

Colleen was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers (Eddie, Bob, Jack, Bill, and Mike), 3 sisters (Nancy Fitzsimmons, Marianne Lile, and Susan McQuellon), and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Chillicothe. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 between the hours of 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM at Wright and Salmon Mortuary with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Edward’s Catholic Church with an additional visitation being held one hour prior to mass. Father Keith Walder and Father Matt Deptula will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Chillicothe. Colleen has requested that everyone wear green to honor her love of everything Irish.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Francois Geoffroy and his team at Illinois Cancer Care for the great care given over the last 7 ½ years. They would also like to thank Maripat with Unity Point Home Health, everyone at Unity Point Hospice, and all of her family & friends who have supported her throughout this long journey. A special thank you to her sister Linda and her dear friend Carole Gilfillan for their constant love and care for not just Colleen, but the whole family.

Memorials in Colleen’s memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to St. Edward.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private online condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.


Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

26

Nov

4:00 PM 11/26/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/26/2019 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Prayer Service at 7:00 PM

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

27

Nov

10:00 AM 11/27/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/27/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Edward Catholic Church

1216 N 6th St
Chillicothe, IL 61523

St. Edward Catholic Church
1216 N 6th St Chillicothe 61523 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Wednesday

27

Nov

11:00 AM 11/27/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Edward Catholic Church

1216 N 6th St
Chillicothe, IL 61523

St. Edward Catholic Church
1216 N 6th St Chillicothe 61523 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph (Mooney) Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rome West Rd
Medina Township, IL NA

Rome West Rd Medina Township NA IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Edward Catholic Church

1216 N 6th St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
NA
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