Althea M. (Colton) Pellant, 87, Russell, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at Wheatland Nursing Center.


She was born Oct. 1, 1932, in Delphos to Victor and Florence (Bellows) Colton, in Delphos. She was a 1951 graduate of Miltonvale Rural High School.


She married John E. Pellant on Dec. 29, 1951, in Aurora. She worked at Travenol Pharmaceutical Company in Hays.


Survivors include her husband, John; three sons, Mike Pellant, Eagle, Idaho, Doug Pellant and Mark Pellant, both of Russell; two daughters, Sonia Mendenhall, Liberal, and Denise Schultz, Russell; a sister, Doris Turner; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.


A celebration of life will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Russell.


Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.


Memorials are suggested to Otterbein United Methodist Church or Wheatland Nursing Center in care of the mortuary.