Colleen A. Oester

July 23, 1951 - April 16, 2017

AMBOY — Colleen A. Oester, age 65, of Amboy, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. She was born July 23, 1951, in Amboy, the daughter of Francis and JoAnne (Haley) Finn.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. Graveside services will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Amboy.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton.

Colleen married James A. Oester at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walton Sept. 11, 1971. He preceded her in death May 6, 2011. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her son, Brian Oester, of Ohio and her daughter, Stephanie (Jim) McLaughlin, of Amboy; 4four grandchildren, Mitchell and Madelyn McLaughlin, Sophia and Jack Oester; two brothers, Dennis Finn, of Dixon and Doug (Andrea) Finn, of Springfield; one sister, Barbara Finn, of Freeport.

A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent online at


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