Kathleen Colaw

Kathleen Barbara Colaw, age 92, of Elkins, formerly of Durbin, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Colonial Place.

Born April 7, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Lejetta Rexrode Mullenax.

On February 8, 1945, Kathleen was united in marriage to June V. Colaw, who preceded her in death May 9, 2016. They were married for more than 71 years.

Kathleen worked 23 years as a cook for the Pocahontas County Board of Education, first at the Durbin Grade School then at Green Bank Elementary/Middle School. She loved doing things for her family and made many beautiful embroidery items for them to cherish.

She was a member of the Durbin United Methodist Church and had been a member of the Durbin Church of the Brethren for more than 40 years. She was also a member and past Worthy Matron of the Cass Chapter of the Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Mullenax; and step-mother, Bernice Beverage.

She is survived by three children, Robert Colaw and Doris Nelson, and husband, Danny, all of Elkins, and Cheryl Baker, and husband, Ronnie, of Ronceverte; two grandsons, Trevor Nelson, and wife, Jennifer, of Broadway, Virginia, and Kevin Baker and wife, Heather, of Rainelle; three great-grandchildren, Tanner Nelson, Lindsay Nelson and Kolton Baker; a half-brother, Howard Mullenax, and wife, Carol, of North Carolina; and a half-sister, Betty Woodford, of North Carolina.

Funeral service was held October 28 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale with Pastor David Fuller officiating. Interment was in the Bethel Cemetery on Back Mountain Road, Durbin.

Memorials may be made to the Durbin Community Library, PO Box 333, Durbin, WV 26264.

Online condolences may be made at www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com

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