Nina Pauline Colwell, 87, of Frankfort, Ohio (formerly of New Vienna, Ohio) died 7:22 PM, Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Adena Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio. Her husband, Alva Eldon Colwell, preceded her in death. She was born October 31, 1924 in Hillsboro, Ohio, daughter of the late John Dawson and Beryl Davidson Burns.
Mrs. Colwell is survived by a daughter, Varina Dawn (Milton) Bailey of Frankfort, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Delana Sanders; a sister, Katie Shattuck of Wilmington, Ohio; four grandchildren, Angela (fiancé, Mark Ritenour) Rohrer, Christen (fiancé, Dana Thornton) Rohrer, Paul (Heather) Bailey, and Carrie (Dustin) Owens; four step grandchildren, Tim Colwell, Ronnie Colwell, Tasha Colwell, and Jamie Sanders; eight great grandchildren, Christopher Fellenstein, Braydon Thornton, Briar Honline, Madalyn Thornton, Patrick Thornton, Simon Owens, Jack Bailey, and Taylor Ball; several nieces and nephews; as well as step-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, a stepson, James R. Colwell, two brothers, Wendell Burns and Robert Burns, and two sisters, Wilma Altman and Juanita Earley, are preceded in death.
A graveside service will be 1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort, Ohio. Friends may call from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Monday, February 6, 2012 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio.