Opha Hubbard Colbert, 100 went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 20, 2011.


Born in the community of Wheeling Indiana, she was married to the late Edward D. Colbert for sixty-three years.


A long time resident of Princeton, Indiana, she was a charter member of the congregation that is now known as Bethel Memorial Church. She was employed by the North Gibson School Corporation for over twenty years in cafeteria/food service. She loved cooking, sewing and especially quilts.

She is survived by her three children; Jim Colbert (Mary) of Nashville, Tennessee; Linda Colbert Garrett (Gene) of Birmingham, Alabama; and John Colbert (Carol) of Kokomo, Indiana. She was blessed with nine grandchildren; David Colbert(Connie); Michael Colbert(Janice); James Colbert; Malinda Colbert-Mancuso (Michael); Jane Garrett-Mitchell (Jack); Janis Colbert-Luke (Michael); John E. Colbert(Marcia); Diana Colbert-Meador (Randy); Lori Mason; 21 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren; and her sister May Pearl Hubbard-Crawford of Evansville.

She was preceded in death by parents; husband; 3 brothers and 3 sisters, including a twin.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at Bethel Memorial Church in Princeton, Reverend Kevin Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Princeton.


Visitation will be from 5-8 PM on Saturday at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton and from 1 PM until service time on Sunday at the church.