Thelma Killen Colantuoni

Thelma Killen Colantuoni, 85, passed away peacefully in McLean, VA on February 18, 2019 surrounded by her family.  She was born on February 11, 1934 in Marion, VA to William Marmie Killen and Elizabeth Killen.  She is preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Killen Graham, Marion, VA and her two brothers Alfred Ray Killen, Marion, VA and Ernest Lee Killen, Chilhowie, VA.  She graduated from Marion High School in 1951 and later moved to Washington DC where she graduated from Southeastern University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  It was in Washington DC that she met and fell in love with her husband of 51 years, Ido E. Colantuoni.  She was the bookkeeper and accountant for the National Broiler Council for more than 30 years. Thelma enjoyed traveling and experiencing new places all over the world.  Many of her trips included traveling with her husband and children on family vacations to Italy, England, Greece, Hawaii, and Alaska.  She was a longtime member of McLean Bible Church and was active in many of their church ministries.  She is survived by her loving husband, Ido and their three children, Joseph A. Colantuoni of McLean, VA.  Maria C. Sheetz of Arlington, VA and Michael G. Colantuoni of McLean, VA.  She is also survived by her three granddaughters Emily Sheetz, Jenna Sheetz and Samantha Sheetz and son in law, Guy Sheetz.  Thelma is survived by her extended family members including her sisters in law, Pearl Killen, Marion, VA, Viola Blevins, Marion, VA, nieces Elaine Rorrer, Roanoke, VA, Teresa Hopkins, Marion, VA, and Libby Deitschmann, Cranberry Township, PA.  Her nephews Gary Killen and Steve Heaton of Ft. Myers, FL. Her three great nephews, Bryan Hopkins, Phoenix, AZ, Brandon Hopkins, Philadelphia, PA and Eli Deitschmann, Cranberry Township, PA.   A funeral service will be held at McLean Baptist Church, McLean, VA on Saturday February 23, 2019 at 3pm.  A private family burial will take place in Marion, VA.  Advent Funeral Services, Falls Church, VA is serving the Colantuoni family.


3 Responses to Thelma Killen Colantuoni

  1. Richard Parke says:

    Thelma Colantuoni has blessed my life and the lives of so many others. Despite recent years of great physical suffering, her entire life has been so very full and fruitful, and her spiritual legacy will continue in and through the lives of those whom she impacted, influenced and prayed for. She was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and not only did she study the Scriptures, but also she applied them to her life. 2 Timothy 4:6-8

    Richard Parke, Mechanicsburg, PA

  2. Maureen Bresee-Ferreira says:

    Thinking of all of you and sending love and prayers. Mrs. C. will always be remembered warmly in my heart from my college days with Maria.
    Love, Mo

  3. Thitiya Saffell says:

    Please accept my deepest sympathy and best wishes.

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