Colleen Rose Woods, 76, Seward, Illinois died at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 2, 2014 after a long-term illness.\r\r\n\r\r\n Born February 23, 1938 in Rockford, Illinois, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Irene (Elliott) Murphy. She was employed part-time in the Seward Post Office for many years. Colleen was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Pecatonica, Illinois. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, genealogy, reading and doing crossword puzzles. She graduated from Muldoon High School in Rockford, Class of 1956. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include sons, Richard (Tari) Woods, Seward, Illinois and Lawrence (Dana) Woods, Winnebago, Illinois; daughter, Maureen (Randall) Widmer, Machesney Park, Illinois; grandchildren, Katie (Michael) Krantz, Emily and Jennifer Woods, Miranda and Lee Widmer; sisters, Patricia Fisher, Rockford, Illinois and MaryEllen (Wayne) Heater, Byron, Illinois; brother, Jimmy Murphy, Seward, Illinois and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant sister Elizabeth and sister Kathy Jilek. \r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014 in St. Mary Catholic Church, 126 W Fifth Street, Pecatonica, Illinois with Msgr. Robert Sweeney officiating. Burial will be in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, Seward, Illinois. Visitation will be held at McCorkle Funeral Home, 203 W Fifth Street, Pecatonica, Illinois from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 7. \r\r\n\r\r\n A memorial has been established.