Thelma Killen Colantuoni, 85, passed away on February 18 in McLean, Virginia, surrounded by her family.  Thelma was the accountant and bookkeeper for the National Chicken Council for more than 30 years.  She was an essential staff member during her long tenure with NCC and her diligent attention to NCC’s finances was greatly appreciated.

Thelma is survived by her husband Ido E. Colantuoni who she was married to for 51 years.  She is also survived by their three children, Joseph A. Colantuoni, Michael G. Colantuoni, both of McLean, Virginia and Maria C. Sheetz of Arlington, Virginia.  She is also survived by her three granddaughters Emily Sheetz, Jenna Sheetz, and Samantha Sheetz and son in law, Guy Sheetz.  She is preceded in death by her sister and her two brothers.

She is also survived by her extended family members including her sisters in law, Pearl Killen, Viola Blevins, nieces Elaine Rorrer, Teresa Hopkins, and Libby Deitschmann as well as her nephews Gary Killen and Steve Heaton and her three great nephews.

Thelma enjoyed traveling all over the world with her husband and children, including visiting Italy, England, Greece, Hawaii, and Alaska.

Thelma was born in Marion, Virginia.  She moved to Washington, D.C. where she graduated from Southeastern University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Thelma was a longtime member of McLean Bible Church and was active in many of their church ministries.  A funeral service will be held at the McLean Baptist Church in McLean, Virginia on Saturday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m.


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