Cornelia Mae Colonius, 86, of Morrisonville, passed away at 9:00am on Monday, February 22, 2016, at Pana Community Hospital. She was born on December 7, 1929, in Taylorville, the daughter of Ray and Lois Bonnell Klinefelter. She married James Louis Colonius on June 20, 1953, at the Buckeye United Methodist Church in rural Owaneco. Mrs. Colonius graduated from Millikin University in Decatur and worked as the administrator for the Christian County Health Department. She was a member of the Buckeye United Methodist Church where she was the accompanist for many years and was active in the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and Christian County Home Extension. 


She is survived by her husband: James Colonius of Morrisonville; children: Neal Colonius (Marcia) of Magnolia, Arkansas, Brenda Colonius of Warsaw, Indiana, Mark Colonius of Shelbyville, Illinois, and Jay Colonius (Nenen) of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren: Mackinzey Colonius, Tristan Colonius, and Casey Colonius; one great grandchild: Norrell Colonius; and one sister: Doris Livingston of Denver, Colorado.


She was preceded in death by her parents and one son-in-law, Craig Norrell.


The funeral will be held at 10:00am on Friday, February 26, 2016, at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Rev. Betty Coffey officiating. Burial will be in the Buckeye Cemetery in rural Owaneco.  Visitation will be held from 5 until 7:00pm on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to: Buckeye United Methodist Church, 101 S. Church St., Owaneco, IL 62555, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 2309 W. White Oaks Dr., Suite E, Springfield, IL, 62704.


McClure Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memories of Cornelia or condolences to the family may be left online at

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