Lois A. Colwell

March 11, 1952 ‒ August 21, 2019

Delaware, Ohio


Lois A. Colwell, age 67 of Delaware passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 surrounded by her family at Grady Memorial Hospital.

She was born on March 11, 1952 in Delaware to the late William and Kathryn (Wymer) Grooms. At the young age of 16, she caught the eye of Patrick Colwell Sr. After a childhood courtship, they were married and shared in life’s journey for 47 years, raising a family and making a home.

Lois loved those in her world, her husband, family, friends, and neighbors. She possessed a mother’s heart as her children and grandchildren were the center of her life. She also enjoyed a passion for bingo, flowers, and gardening. Lois enjoyed visiting the casinos and playing the lottery, proudly winning a Corvette in 2004.

The song “You Are My Sunshine” fits her best, a song her mother shared, as she did throughout her own life. Lois loved to socialize and was the organizer of the Secret Sisters of Springlake Court and was a member of Delaware Eagles Ladies Auxiliary No 376.

In addition to her beloved husband Patrick Sr., she is also survived by sons: Patrick D. (Gorjeana) Colwell Jr. of Delaware, Chad W. (Lesley) Colwell of Ostrander, daughter Ashley Colwell of Delaware, grandchildren: Katie Colwell, Jordan Daugherty, Victoria Ungashick, James McClure, Kinsey McClure, Tara McClure, and Colleen Durbin, 5 great-grandchildren, a sister Debbie Grooms of Delaware, close nieces Bre Grooms and Lacy Brown, and many other extended family.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter Amy Lynn Colwell in 1990.

Friends may call from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24th at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015 where services will be held at 2:00 p.m. and burial will follow in Westfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family to assist with final expenses.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com



  • Pat and Ashley, We are so very sorry for your loss. We will miss getting a smile and a wave from Lois as we drive by. And we could always count on her to let us know what was going on down here in the neighborhood! She was a very very sweet lady and we could tell how much she loves you all. I said loves not loved because there’s no ending that kind of love! May God bless and comfort you in your pain and sorrow.

  • My condolences go out to the family of Lois. Lois was a childhood friend of my from grade school and a good friend of mine. She lived in the same mobile home park as I do and I enjoyed looking at her beautiful flowers as I drove in, she was the first trailer and she always has it looking so welcoming, I would stop sometimes and talk with her if she was out on the patio. She was a wonderful person and I will miss her. Her family is in my prayers.

  • Debbie
    So sorry to hear about your sister—it’s very hard to lose a sibling—my thoughts and prayers are with you thru this process—-Jan

  • I am very sorry for your loss. We loved having you all as neighbors and friends. Please let us know if your need anything Ashley.

    Love the Derwents

  • Mom just want to say you are loved by many , family and friends thanks for everyone’s support and kindness during this time, everybody’s sympathetic words make it much easier,. Just wanted to say life is short, love the people in your life with all your heart ,. Take time to visit each other, not just when it’s convenient,. Never let a day go by without telling people you love them… God bless and thanks again for caring,. With love Pat Colwell Jr , Gorjeana , Victoria, Jorden Tyler ,Jaxson and the twins,. PS hope that see all Saturday and help support my dad .

  • It’s with a heavy to sending lots of Love during this very difficult time. My God bless you and comfort you .Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. My God wrap his arms around ya’ll and comfort each of you .And you know God has gained another Angel .

  • Lois was so kind to me always. When I first moved onto Spring Lake Court she included me in the Secret Sister exchange she organized. We are praying for your family, that the Lord will be close to you. With heartfelt sympathy to your family as we remember a life well-lived.