Tara Dawn Colvin

March 25, 1994March 9, 2018

Tara Dawn Colvin, 23, of East Peoria passed away at 11:15 am Friday, March 9, 2018 at her residence. She was born March 25, 1994 in Peoria, the daughter of Teri Quinn and Brad Colvin. Tara is survived by her mother, Teri Quinn of East Peoria; her father, Brad (Darlene Whiteman) Colvin of East Peoria; one sister, Alyssa (Andrew) Hobson of Mackinaw; one half-sister, April Smith of Washburn; her grandparents, Pat and Joyce Quinn of East Peoria and Lila Wilkey of East Peoria; four uncles, Michael and Timothy Quinn both of East Peoria, Vince (Pam) Colvin of E. Peoria, and Greg (Deb) Bessler of Morton; one great-uncle, Richard Quinn, of Mokena; one great-aunt, Bonnie (Don) Theobald of East Peoria; her fiancé, Travis Cranford of East Peoria; and her beloved dog, King. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Ivan Colvin; great-grandparents, Joseph and Ruth Cornwell, and Herschel and Melvine Quinn. Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Remmert Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-7 pm Wednesday, March 14, 2018 also at the funeral home. Pastor Brent Farmer will officiate. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Toys for Tots or Santa for Seniors. To view Tara’s memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to


  • Brad (Darlene Whiteman) Colvin, Father
  • Teri Quinn, Mother
  • Alyssa (Andrew) Hobson, Sister
  • April Smith, Half-Sister
  • Pat and Joyce Quinn, Grandparents
  • Lila Wilkey, Grandparent
  • Michael Quinn, Uncle
  • Timothy Quinn, Uncle
  • Vince (Pam) Colvin, Uncle
  • Greg (Deb) Bessler, Uncle
  • Richard Quinn, Great-Uncle
  • Bonnie (Don) Theobald, Great-Aunt
  • Travis Cranford, Fiance
  • ~ King ~, Beloved dog
  • She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Ivan Colvin; great-grandparents, Joseph and Ruth Cornwell, and Herschel and Melvine Quinn.

  • Chase Wright
  • Stu Wright
  • Norm Sales
  • Greg Sherlock
  • Jeff Krog
  • Jeff Tidwell

  • Toys for Tots or Santa for Seniors


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tara Dawn Colvin

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Amanda Eakins

March 15, 2018

Tara we will always be missing u

You never said I'm leaving
You never said goodbye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why?
In Life I loved u dearly
In death I love u still
In my heart I hold a place
That only u can Fill
It broke my HEART to lose u
But you didn't go alone
A part of me went with you
The day God took u home

U were great and a good friend I'll never forget your laugh, your smile, all the memories we shared. I hope to see you again someday but your spirit will always be in everyone's heart. 💓
With much love Amanda
I will truly miss u dearly 💓

Sarah Klunk (Eberle)

March 15, 2018

My sister,Annalyn Eberle, was a friend of Tara’s and anyone who is a friend of my sisters is a friend of mine. I remember going over to her house on Floss Mar, which was right across the street from our mom’s apartment at the time and she told us that she could double pierce our ears. Well, I had been wanting mine done and she convinced me that she could do it, so I let her! I can still hear her laugh in my head like it was just yesterday. She had a laugh that was contagious. That is a night I truly will never forget!

Brad Willenborg

March 14, 2018

My heart is broken! Tara is an important part of my most recent journey in life. She never failed to bring a smile to my face, she brightend every room, and kept my spirits up when I was feeling down. She loved me when I couldn’t love myself and never let me feel alone.

You were my favorite cheerleader and brightest light shining down our path to a better life. Thank you for being such a special and loving friend. I will never forget how you always knew exactly what to say to make a difficult moment fade away. I am very grateful that I was blessed enough to have met you. I will miss you. You will never be forgotten!
- Rest easy

dorothy theobald

March 13, 2018

I feel I have known Tara through her loving family who I have known for many, many years.
Tara was fortunate having been a part of this family.

John & Kathy Van Wagenen

March 13, 2018

I think we will always remember Tara as the girl who came running over to introduce herself when we moved to Hoffer Lane. So much energy and eager to have fun with Paige. They had many adventures during the summer years and school days. Our thoughts are with you during this time or appreciation and reflection. The Van Wagenen family.

Shyanne Whitener

March 13, 2018

Tara was so loving, and a great friend. Always there for me when I needed her.